Ashland police officer dies while on duty due to 'major medical event'

Officer Malcus Williams (Ashland Police Department)

An Ashland police officer died due to a "major medical event" while on duty, according to the Ashland Police Department.

Police said Officer Malcus Williams was on the scene of a call when he suffered an undisclosed medical event at about 7:30 p.m. Other officers on scene rendered aid and called for help from Ashland Fire and Rescue.

Williams was transported to Providence Hospital but life-saving efforts failed. Williams died at about 9 p.m., according to police.

Williams was with the Ashland Police Department for more than 21 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, as well as his two sisters.

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