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Article updated: 7/31/2013 1:32 PM

Death of Wheeling police officer caused by blood clot

Wheeling Police Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger

Wheeling Police Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger

 
Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Purple and black bunting hang from the facade at the Wheeling Police Department after a Wheeling police officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger collapsed during a training exercise on Thursday and died.

Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Purple and black bunting hang from the facade at the Wheeling Police Department after a Wheeling police officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger collapsed during a training exercise on Thursday and died.

 
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By Mackenzie Dye

The Wheeling police officer who died Saturday after collapsing during a training exercise suffered from a blood clot in her lungs, an official confirmed Tuesday.

The clot in Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger's lung led to a pulmonary thromboembolism, according to Wheeling Police Chief William Benson.

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"It's under natural causes," Benson said.

After collapsing Thursday night, Goodwin-Badger, 33, was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where she did not regain consciousness. She was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon.

A wake and service will be held from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling. At the service for Goodwin-Badger's family and friends, a police tribute to her will finish the evening.

In lieu of flowers, the police department is accepting donations for Goodwin-Badger's 13-year-old daughter at Wheeling Police Benevolent, 1 Community Blvd., Wheeling IL, 60090

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