Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Patrolman Paul Worster suffered a fatal heart attack while working extended hours during a period of civil unrest.
He and a reserve officer, who later served as police chief, had been dispatched to check on two suspicious males behind the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.
Patrolman Worster walked about 100 yards along the railroad tracks before returning to their squad car when he suffered a heart attack.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed at the scene before he was transported to Marion General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Patrolman Worster was survived by his wife, stepdaughter and two stepgrandchildren.