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West Fargo Police Department Officer Tim Brown was stabilized at a local hospital after suffering a heart attack on the morning of Oct. 31, 2021. Upon further evaluation, Officer Brown was transferred by medical flight to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Sunday afternoon to receive specialized care.
His medical team states that Officer Brown remains on a ventilator and heart bypass machine and is in critical condition. He has been exhibiting positive signs since arriving at Nebraska Medical Center, including opening his eyes, but they report there is still the potential for setbacks.
A GoFundMe has been set up by the West Fargo Police Association to raise funds for Officer Tim Brown and his family. The fundraiser is available at https://www.gofundme.com/f/financial-support-of-officer-tim-brown. Alternatively, donations can be made at Bell Bank to the West Fargo Police Association account in support of Officer Tim Brown.
Officer Brown began with the West Fargo Police Department on Jan. 18, 2021, and was sworn into the department Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Before his time with the West Fargo Police Department, Officer Brown had been with the Memphis Police Department since March 2017. Officer Brown also served in the United States Army for four years as an active-duty combat medic.
The department’s thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Tim Brown. The West Fargo Police Department would like to thank the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Fargo Fire Department, Fargo Police Department, and Sanford Ambulance for their lifesaving efforts and continued support throughout this devastating event.