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Fundraiser set up for family of York City officer

A fundraiser has been set up for York City Police Officer Alex Sable, who died this week after suffering a heart attack during SWAT training. 

A memorial in honor of York City Police officer Alex Sable pays tribute in the foyer of the York City Police Department Thursday, May 10, 2018. Sable, 37, was participating in a SWAT tactical training exercise in Baltimore County, Maryland, where he suffered cardiac arrest and later died. Bill Kalina photo

York City officials said in a news release that friends and family have established a YouCaring page for Sable, who died Wednesday, May 9.

All money raised will go directly to his family for living expenses and the educational needs of his children, according to city officials.

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Sable, a former Marine, lived in Lancaster County with his wife and three young children, according to the fundraising page.

Sable, 37, a four-year member of the police department, suffered a heart attack while doing SWAT-type training in Baltimore County, Maryland, on Sunday, May 6.

The Baltimore County Police Department said Sable was on a 12-person team conducting a water exercise as a part of a SWAT school class at the Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk Campus pool. He was training to become a member of the York County Quick Response Team, according to York City officials.

He was taken to a Baltimore-area hospital, where he died Wednesday.

The fundraising page can be found here.

There is a $50,000 goal for the fundraiser, and as of the morning of Friday, May 11, more than $3,000 had been raised.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.