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West Fargo Police Officer returns home after on duty heart attack

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 11:22 AM CST
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WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - West Fargo Police Officer Tim Brown is now recovering from home. On Nov. 16 he made a surprise appearance at the police department showing everyone he is on the mend.

“It was remarkable to see him up moving..walking.. talking to us,” said Police Chief Denis Otterness.

The 29-year-old suffered a heart attack while on duty on Halloween.

“Some of the things getting relayed through his family were pretty dire,” said Chief Otterness.

With talk on having a heart transplant, “and 0% chance of survival without that,” Otterness explained.

Officer Brown was flown out of state for specialized care where his condition turned around.

“The trajectory of his recovery.. we were getting good news and better news by the hour,” said Chief Otterness.

The Police Chief said the department and Brown’s family have been flooded with support from not only the community but from across the country too. A GoFundMe page has raised more than $23,000 for Officer Brown’s recovery.

WFPD said he will continue his road to recovery at a local rehabilitation hospital.

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