Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Cop's prognosis is 'grave'

The outlook is not so good for Sgt. Andrew Stackwicz, the 26-year veteran who suffered an apparent heart attack while on duty last Friday.

Cop's prognosis is 'grave'

Sad to note to add tonight, folks.

The outlook is not so good for Sgt. Andrew Stackwicz, the 26-year veteran who suffered an apparent heart attack while on duty last Friday.  Police officials said earlier tonight that Stackwicz was removed from life support at Temple University Hospital, where he had been listed in critical condition for the past week. "His condition is very grave," a police source said. "It could be just a matter of time."

A resident found Stackwicz, 57, unconscious in his patrol car on Glenwood Avenue near Diamond Street at about 6:45 p.m. and called 9-1-1. A handful of cops performed CPR on Stackwicz on the way up to the hospital. Later that night, Mayor Nutter deemed their efforts life-saving. Stackwicz is married with two children.

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