ASHLAND, Ore. — Western Oregon officials say an Ashland police officer died due to a “major medical event” while responding to a call.

Authorities tell the Mail Tribune that officer Malcus Williams died at about 9 p.m. Friday after suffering an undisclosed medical event at about 7:30 p.m.

Paramedics rushed Williams to Providence Medford Medical Center, but life-saving efforts failed.

Williams was with the Ashland Police Department for more than 21 years.

Information from: Mail Tribune,

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