Detention Services Officer Michael Wall suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after restraining a juvenile offender who had led a mob assault on another juvenile offender at the Central Juvenile Hall at 1605 Eastlake Avenue in Los Angeles.
The attack occurred inside of a classroom and two of the offenders then ran into a field in front of the facility. Officer Wall and another officer pursued the juveniles into the field and restrained one of them. Officer Wall suddenly collapsed into the arms of another officer, who immediately began CPR along with other staff. Officer Wall was transported to a local hospital where he passed away during emergency surgery.
Officer Wall had served with the Los Angeles County Probation Department for 14 years. He is survived by his daughter and sisters.