Park Police Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack at Key Bridge

Officer was assisting jumper during rush hour

A U.S. Park Police officer suffered a heart attack and later died after trying to assist with an investigation into a man reportedly jumping from the Key Bridge Friday evening.

The Park Police confirmed the death of Sgt. Michael Boehm late Friday night. Sgt. Boehm was assisting with the investigation of a critically injured man on the C&O Canal at 34th Street at the foot of the bridge when he had a heart attack and collapsed.

Sgt. Boehm was taken to Georgetown University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The injured man on the canal also died. Sources told News4's Shomari Stone that the man, whose name has not been released, jumped from the bridge.

Boehm joined Park Police in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Corrina, and son, Christopher. No memorial arrangements have been made at this time.

The Key Bridge was sporadically closed for just over an hour as officials responded to the incident. The bridge was fully reopened to vehicles at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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