September 30, 2011

Bryan Sleeper - Law Enforcement - North Dakota

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Sleeper, age 39, died on September 28, 2011, in the line of duty, in Bismarck, North Dakota. 

Bryan was a member of the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department, in North Dakota. He had 4 years of service.

Bryan suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting another deputy arrest a combative subject. 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.  The suspect is in custody. 

Michael, Archangel,
Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Bryan
Deputy Sleeper collapsed moments later. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He died of a heart attack. 

Bryan began his law enforcement career with the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department in 2007 and served as the department’s medical training officer. He was also a member of the West Dakota SWAT Team. Prior to joining the sheriff’s department, Bryan had served as a correctional officer for the North Dakota Department of Corrections.

Bryan graduated from Northwood High School and the University of Mary. 

Police officials describe Bryan as energetic and ambitious. 

Bryan is survived by his wife, Lana, two stepsons, a stepdaughter and a grandson.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Bryan Sleeper is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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