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Scott D. Bruggeman

On March 18, 2014, Firefighter Scott D. Bruggeman suffered a heart attack while restraining an uncooperative patient in the Atrium Medical Center emergency room. Bruggeman was subsequently diagnosed with sarcoidosis and underwent several heart surgeries. After the last surgery which occurred in November 2015, Bruggeman was placed in hospice care. On January 18, 2016, Firefighter Bruggeman passed away from injuries sustained.

Department Information

Middletown Division of Fire
2300 Roosevelt Blvd
Middletown, Ohio 45044

Chief: Paul Lolli

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 45 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Mar 18, 2014 
Date of Death: Jan 18, 2016 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use: Institutional