Wash. officer dies of medical emergency while on duty
Sgt. Joseph Deccio, 38, was a 15-year veteran of the department
Duty Death: Joseph Deccio - [Yakima, Washington]
End of Service: 08/03/2021
By Suzie Ziegler
YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Police Department is mourning Sgt. Joseph Deccio, 38, who died in the line of duty on Tuesday.
On Facebook, the department said Deccio “suffered a significant medical episode” while at work. He was rushed to the hospital and later died despite life-saving efforts.
A 15-year veteran of the department, Deccio served as a field training officer, school resource officer, SWAT sniper team leader, field training coordinator and detective.