Va. deputy dies after suffering medical emergency on duty

Cpl. Gibran Barclift, 39, joined the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office in 2002

By C1 Staff 

NORFOLK, Va. — A Norfolk Sheriff’s Office deputy died after suffering a medical emergency while working.

Cpl. Gibran Barclift, 39, suffered a medical emergency Wednesday while working at the jail, WAVY reported. Medical jail staff and deputies attempted to save Barclift before he was transported to the hospital where he later died. Officials said no foul play or inmate involvement is suspected.

Barclift moved to Norfolk in 1999 and joined the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office in 2002. He was sworn in as a master deputy in 2017 and was recently promoted to corporal.

Those close to Barclift told WAVY they’ll remember his humor and calmness. The department said he loved his work, family and friends.

Posted by Norfolk Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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