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Van Buren sheriff dies of heart attack
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The sheriff of Van Buren County died unexpectedly Wednesday morning halfway through his first term in office.Sheriff Grayson Beasley, 60, was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta after being rushed there complaining of chest pain.According to reports, Beasley, who was a fitness enthusiast, had just completed a late-night workout when he told his wife he was not feeling well. A check of his blood pressure revealed it to be alarmingly high, prompting family to take him to the ambulance service base there. However, he had already lost consciousness before arriving.