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With water rapidly rising, Kasprzak, who was off duty, safely got six adults, including his mother, father and fiancé and a 15-month-old boy into the attic. He then told one of the women he was going to check on something in the basement and that he would be right back. But during his trip, a surge of water overtook him, and he wasn’t able to escape.
Members of the Police Department’s Emergency Service and Scuba Team quickly responded to a 911 call reporting Kasprzak’s absence, but they couldn’t access the home since there were live power lines in the water.
A search commenced as soon as the house was safe to enter. The officer’s body was found unconscious and unresponsive at around 7 a.m. on Tues., Oct. 30 in the basement. Officials pronounced Kasprzak dead at the scene.