Sheriff's Deputy Remains Hospitalized After On-Duty Medical Crisis

A sergeant with the Harford County Sheriff's Office was taken to Shock Trauma last week after suffering from a medical emergency while on duty.

A deputy is recovering this week after experiencing a medical emergency while on duty.

The 38-year-old patrol sergeant, Noel Raufaste, was rushed to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on May 10, according to , public information officer for the sheriff's office.

Worrell said she could not release the type of emergency, citing medical confidentiality laws.

Raufaste was located by a second deputy in the area of Bynum Road and Cannery Road in the Bel Air/Forest Hill area, Worrell said.

As of May 11, the 10-year sheriff's office veteran had been released from Shock Trauma, but remained at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

As of May 16, he had been released from that medical campus to another local hospital, where he is "improving," Worrell said.

Worrell added that the sheriff’s office is conducting a fact-finding mission to determine the details of the incident.

Details about how the deputy was located were not available.


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