St. Paul firefighter dies after having heart attack on duty

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ST. PAUL — A St. Paul firefighter has died after having a heart attack while on duty at a firehouse.

St. Paul fire chief Tim Butler says 38-year-old firefighter-paramedic Shane Clifton was working out just after 5 p.m. Monday when he suddenly wasn’t feeling well and collapsed. Butler says firefighters and medics at the firehouse treated Clifton, but he was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Reports Clifton, a Navy veteran, is the first St. Paul firefighter to die in the line of duty since 2009. He joined the St. Paul Fire Department in 2007.

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