Pa. CO dies after on-duty medical emergency

Officer Mark Gaspich died of a fatal heart attack

By Corrections1 Staff

CAMP HILL, Pa. — An officer at Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill died Oct. 10 of a fatal heart attack he suffered while on duty, ODMP reported.

Officer Mark Gaspich, 44, had climbed two ladders to reach the observation deck of a guard tower when he began to feel unwell. He climbed back down the ladders to receive medical attention and then collapsed. 

Gaspich was a 15-year law enforcement veteran and had served with the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office and as a volunteer firefighter with the Linglestown Fire Company before he began working for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. 

Pictured is Officer Mark Gaspich. (Photo/ODMP)
Pictured is Officer Mark Gaspich. (Photo/ODMP)

Gaspich is survived by two brothers and his father. 

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