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Veteran Riviera Beach police officer dies while off-duty

Posted at 11:00 AM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 18:50:06-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- The Riviera Beach Police Department announced on Sunday that one of their officers died due to a medical emergency he suffered while off-duty.

Officer Derrick Jackson died Saturday morning, December 14, 2019.

He was employed with the department for 17 years and was currently serving in the Support Services Division.

A spokesperson says Officer Jackson was a well-respected veteran officer known for his calm demeanor and good nature.

Details about funeral arrangements have not yet been made public.