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Corrections Officer Joseph Parise suffered a fatal heart attack after assisting another officer who was being assaulted by an inmate at the Oak Park Heights state prison. After returning to his post, Officer Parise experienced a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital where he passed away. Officer Parise is the second officer fatality from the state of Minnesota in 2018.