Cleveland officer dies after collapsing during fitness run


CLEVELAND (AP) — A veteran Cleveland police officer who collapsed during a fitness run in extreme heat has died.

Cleveland.com reports Patrolman Vu Nguyen had intermittently been on life support since collapsing Monday while trying to complete a timed 1.5-mile run. He died Friday at a Cleveland hospital.

The run was part of a fitness test for officers seeking to become K-9 handlers. The high temperature was 93 degrees in Cleveland on Monday.

The head of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association said Nguyen had no known pre-existing medical conditions.

Nguyen became a police officer in 1998 after four years as a guard in the city’s jail.

He’s survived by his wife and two children.

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