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According to McAlester Police Department assistant chief Darrell Miller, Master Patrolman Mitch Weeks, 48, passed today at his home while taking his lunch break. The police suspect natural causes.

Weeks had been with MPD for over 26 years.

"He was a good friend and a good officer" Miller said. "We have been friends for over 30 years."

Miller also said "We are praying for his family and would like to ask everyone else to pray for them as well."

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