Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Washington County to fly at half-staff immediately in honor of Washington County Deputy Sheriff Chad Beattie, who died in the line of duty on Wednesday, August 10th. Wolf says the commonwealth flag shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, August 15th. The Washington County Coroner’s office said the 45-year-old died of “sudden cardiac event” after assisting South Strabane police with a call. The Washington County Sheriff’s office says police were alerted to the presence of a suspect with outstanding warrants from multiple counties at the Target Store, and after the incident, which included a brief foot pursuit within the store, Beattie returned to the patrol vehicle where he suffered the cardiac event. He was transported to Washington Hospital where he was pronounced deceased in the emergency room. The coroner has ruled he died of natural causes. Beattie began law enforcement career in 2002 with the Sheriff’s office.