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Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Dies Unexpectedly Following Medical Emergency

DUBLIN (CBS SF) -- A 36-year-old Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy died over the weekend after experiencing a medical emergency while on duty in Dublin.

The sheriff's office said Deputy Aubrey Phillips, who was assigned as a patrol officer contracted by the city of Dublin, had conducted a traffic stop Saturday at around 1:46 a.m. in which she arrested the vehicle's driver. During the process of the arrest while sitting in her patrol vehicle, Phillips suffered a severe and acute medical emergency. The nature of the medical emergency was not disclosed.

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Deputy Aubrey Phillips (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Another officer noticed Phillips in distress and began first aid efforts, the sheriff's office said. Phillips was rushed to Stanford Valley Care Hospital in Pleasanton in critical condition. She was then transferred to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for life-saving intervention but she died at the hospital.

Deputy Phillips was a registered organ donor and her organs will be donated to others as she wished.

"This tragic event has touched each member of this agency," said Sheriff Gregory Ahern in a press statement. "Aubrey's short life will live on even after her passing. Aubrey will continue to serve her community by giving the gift of life to others in need. She was truly a remarkable person and served this agency and Alameda County with dignity and honor."

Phillips was a five-year veteran of the sheriff's office was assigned as a midnight shift patrol officer in the City of Dublin. She is the daughter of a now-retired Alameda County Deputy Sheriff while her husband is a current deputy with the agency. Phillips and her husband have three young children.

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Deputy Aubrey Phillips (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

"Our Agency is heartbroken over the sudden death of Deputy Phillips," read a press statement from the sherif's office. "We are providing counseling and peer support to our members impacted by her loss."

Information about funeral services will be provided at a later date.

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