N.Y. deputy, 39, dies of medical event at jail

Sgt. Arthur Basher died last month while on post at the county jail

Duty Death: Arthur Basher - [Erie County, New York]

End of Service: 03/29/2022


By Suzie Ziegler 

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sgt. Arthur Basher died March 29 while on post at the Erie County Holding Center, said the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. 

Basher, 39, suffered a medical emergency and died despite life-saving measures from other staff. 

“I want to express my condolences to his family and let them know I am praying for them during this terrible time,” wrote Sheriff John Garcia in a Facebook post. “We are all stunned and shaken by his passing, and I have arranged for grief counselors and peer counseling to be available at the holding center.” 

Basher was a nine-year veteran of the agency.

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