Deputy Sheriff Bryan SleeperRest in Peace Bro…We’ll Continue The Watch
Burleigh County North Dakota Sheriff's Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: 4837
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Deputy Sheriff Bryan Sleeper suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting another deputy arrest a combative subject at about 12:45 am.
The other deputy had attempted to stop the man for speeding, but the suspect refused to stop and drove to his home. During the ensuing confrontation, the man was tased twice before Deputy Sleeper could handcuff him.
Deputy Sleeper collapsed moments later. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.