BEND, OR -- Bend Police Sgt John Lawrence suffered a medical emergency at his home Thursday night and both police and fire personnel administered lifesaving efforts. He was taken to St. Charles Medical Center where additional efforts were attempted but unsuccessful.
Lawrence was only 43-years old. He began his law enforcement career with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office where he worked for four years. He worked for the Bend Police Department for the last ten years. He is survived by his wife Jennifer and his two children.
A John Lawrence Memorial Fund has been set up at Mid Oregon Federal Credit Union.