George Lee Rehm: Port St. Lucie Police officer suffers massive heart attack, dies at 40

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The Port St. Lucie Police Department has announced the death of one of its officers Wednesday. Officer George "Lee" Rehm suffered a massive heart attack around noon on Tuesday and succumbed to heart complications at a local hospital where he was being treated around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a release from the police department, Rehm began his law enforcement career in 1998 as a correctional officer for Martin Correctional Institute. He began working with the Port St. Lucie Police Department in 2001.

"Lee was a loving husband to wife Amanda and a dedicated and loving father to 13 year old daughter, Gabrielle and 2 year old son, Larson," said  Master Sergeant Frank Sabol in a statement.

The police department said Officer Rehm was a decorated officer who served the agency in numerous capacities including: Neighborhood Policing Bureau Road Patrol Officer, Criminal Investigations Division Juvenile Detective, Special Investigations Division Gang Unit Investigator, Field Training Officer, Directed Area Response Team (D.A.R.T.) member, and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) negotiator.

Details on a memorial service will be released as soon as they are available.