A well-known Allegheny County deputy sheriff in charge of sheriff's sales suffered a heart attack on a bus this morning and died.
Sgt. Richard Fersch, 64, of Oakland, had been the supervisor of sheriff's sales in the real estate division since 2004 and had been a deputy for 41 years.
"He was the go-to guy for us because of his knowledge," said Sheriff William Mullen. "He was the cornerstone of our real estate division."
Sgt. Fersch was riding a bus to work this morning when he suffered a heart attack at about 5:40 a.m. The bus was near UPMC Mercy and he was rushed there, but doctors could not save him.
Sgt. Fersch leaves behind a wife and four grown children.
Funeral arrangements are not complete.
Torsten Ove: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1510. First Published October 15, 2013 7:14 AM