A Middletown (OH) Division of Fire firefighter has succumbed to injuries he sustained in the line of duty in 2014.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Firefighter Scott D. Bruggeman, 45, suffered a heart attack while restraining an uncooperative patient in the Atrium Medical Center emergency room on March 18, 2014.
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.
Bruggeman had 20 years of service.