Bridgeport mourns police officer who died of heart attack at his Stamford home

There are heavy hearts in Bridgeport Monday after a veteran police officer died suddenly over the weekend.

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2020, 10:58 AM

Updated 1,563 days ago

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There are heavy hearts in Bridgeport Monday after a veteran police officer died suddenly over the weekend.
Officials say Officer Jarah Matthews-Dixon died of a heart attack at his home in Stamford Saturday.
Matthews-Dixon joined the Bridgeport Police Department in 2008. He received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Medal of Merit during his 12-year career.
MORE: Officials: Veteran Bridgeport police officer suffers fatal heart attack

His latest assignment was with the Fusion Center Team.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim called Matthews-Dixon "a fallen hero who will be deeply missed."
Officials say funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.


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