Longview, Wash., police say an off-duty Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy collapsed and died while playing basketball at a school.
They say 37-year-old Dave Anderson suffered an apparent heart attack Thursday. Medics responded but Anderson was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Anderson had been a deputy for three years. Before that he was a member of the Cowlitz County Jail staff for 10 years.
He leaves a wife and three children.
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Sheriff Mark Nelson says, in his words, "Everyone around here is walking around pretty numb."