Probe continues into 2 deaths at Key Bridge

December 17, 2011

A 45-year-old U.S. Park Police sergeant collapsed and died Friday night while trying to help a seriously injured man who apparently had fallen or jumped from the Key Bridge in Georgetown, authorities said.

The injured man was on the ground beside the C&O Canal between 34th and 35th streets NW at the Georgetown end of the Key Bridge, police said.

The cause of Sgt. Michael Boehm’s death was not immediately clear.

Boehm, a member of the force since 1992, was helping other officers and firefighters tend to the injured man when he lost consciousness about 5:30 p.m., police said.

They said Boehm died a short while later at Georgetown University Hospital.


Sgt. Michael Boehm, 45, a U.S. Park Police sergeant, died Friday night while trying to help a man who apparently had fallen from the Key Bridge in Georgetown, authorities said. (Courtesy of United States Park Police)
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