Pierce County deputy dies from medical emergency while on patrol

Pierce County deputy dies from medical emergency while on patrol
Pierce County Deputy Daryl Shuey had been with the department since 1994. He was 57. (Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

SPANAWAY, Wash. — A Pierce County deputy died while on patrol in the Parkland-Spanaway area Tuesday.

At 6:16 a.m., a passerby called 911 to report that a deputy was found unresponsive on the ground in a parking lot behind a Pizza Hut off Pacific Ave. S.

Deputies and medics gave the deputy CPR and he was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Shortly after 7 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department was notified that the deputy had died from what appeared to be a medical emergency.

The deputy is Daryl Shuey, who served the department as a deputy sheriff since 1994. He was 57.

A department spokesman said Shuey was a husband and father, and a beloved member of the department. He worked dayshift central patrol and had just started his shift when the incident occurred.