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Doctors 'Optimistic' Officer Will Recover After Suffering Heart Attack On Duty

EDGEWATER, Colo. (CBS4) - An officer who suffered a heart attack while trying to arrest a suspect is improving.

Officer Michael Nesbitt went into cardiac arrest Thursday night while trying to take Connor Doughety into custody.

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Michael Nesbitt (credit: Edgewater Police Department)
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Connor Dougherty (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

Dougherty allegedly tried to fight officers after crashing his scooter in a high school parking lot while under the influence.

Nesbit remains on life support in critical condition, but doctors are optimistic he'll recover.

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