Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies are mourning the loss of Deputy Sheriff Aubrey Phillips, who collapsed from onset of a sudden and acute medical event shortly after making an arrest early Saturday morning, Febr. 12.
Worried colleagues who reached out to this site over the weekend had suspected an event triggered by a possible fentanyl contact, which turned out not to be the case. Deputy Phillips collapsed while on patrol in her hometown of Dublin that morning, another officer rendering life-saving aid at the scene,
She was rushed to Stanford Valley Care Hospital in Pleasanton, California and was listed in critical condition before she was transferred to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek where she was declared deceased of an apparent brain aneurysm. She was 36.
The deputy was a registered organ donor and had instructed that her organs be used to benefit others in need.
“This tragic event has touched each member of this agency,” Sheriff Gregory Ahern stated “Aubrey’s short life will live on even after her passing. Aubrey will continue to serve her community by giving the gift of life to others in need. She was truly a remarkable person and served this agency and Alameda County with dignity and honor.”
Deputy Phillips was a five year veteran of the Agency and assigned as a midnight shift patrol officer in the City of Dublin. She is the daughter of an honorably retired Alameda County Deputy Sheriff and her husband is a current Deputy Sheriff for Alameda County. The couple have three young children.
Information regarding funeral services will be provided at a later date.