Chesapeake Injury Lawyer Report – Defective Equipment Blamed for Death of Chesapeake Police Officer
Defective equipment has been blamed for the death of a Chesapeake, VA police officer during dive training in 2011.
Confirmation that faulty equipment was behind this tragic accident, was made by Chesapeake police chief Kelvin L. Wright on Feb. 16, 2012.
Police Officer Timothy Schock, 41 died during diving training on Dec. 20, 2011, WVEC.com reported.
“The 41-year-old officer began to have trouble breathing. Other team members helped him to the shore and tried to revive him,” the news station reported.
See this tribute to Officer Schock.
The police chief said dive equipment was found to contain a malfunctioning power inflation and a malfunctioning weight release system. Shock was participating in an underwater search and rescue operation.
As wrongful death attorneys who work with clients in the City of Chesapeake, VA our thoughts are with the family of this police officer who did nothing incorrectly but was clearly let down by a piece of defective equipment.
His family may has grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer or possibly the police department if the equipment was not maintained correctly.
The officer’s death is also the subject of an investigation by the Virginia State Police, the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.