Officer Unexpectedly Dies

By Cody Combs

Published 01/20 2014 05:19AM

Updated 01/20 2014 07:42AM

BLAIR COUNTY - 44-year-old Officer Christopher Amerine died Sunday while playing basketball according to the Altoona Police Department Facebook page.

According to the Altoona Police, Amerine experienced some type of sudden medical emergency during a game with his friends. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, Amerine died.

He was most recently employed with the Tyrone Borough Police Department as well as the Altoona Area School District Police.

He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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