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.