3 Virginia Beach police officers taken to hospital following cardiac arrest call


VIRGINIA BEACH — Three Virginia Beach police officers were taken to a local hospital after they began to feel sick following their response to a call for a medical emergency.

Virginia Beach Police Department officers helped a person who was in cardiac arrest in the 1300 block of Sapphire Drive around 5:11 p.m. on Tuesday. Shortly after that, three officers were taken to a hospital because they said they felt sick, according to the VBPD.

Although the police officers were evaluated and released, the Virginia Beach Fire Department’s hazmat team is standing by to determine if there is any hazardous substance at the scene, according to the VBPD.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.