EAST POINT, Ga. – An East Point Police officer died in surgery on Thursday.
Toure' Heywood was in need of an organ transplant after being injured in the line of duty years ago. According to a GoFundMe page, Heywood was struck by a hit-and-run driver and developed a blood clot that went undetected for years.
The family was notified on Wednesday that a donor was available in Washington D.C.
Heywood passed away on the operating, according to East Point Police Lt. Cliff Chandler.
Heywood, a Marine veteran, served with the East Point Police Department for the last five years, Chandler said.