FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is dead after suffering a heart attack during a training exercise.
The agency says 56-year-old Master Sgt. Daniel Hinton died Tuesday after being taken to a Fort Myers hospital.
Hinton was based in Fort Myers and was working in the commercial vehicle enforcement office. He had previously worked in training and in crime interdiction.
He had served with the FHP for 32 years.
The entire @FLHSMV family mourns today for the loss of one of our own, FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton. Master Sgt. Hinton was an extraordinary individual and a hero. We ask that you keep his wife and family in your prayers. #FHP #EOW pic.twitter.com/SKix1qYk84— FLHSMV (@FLHSMV) February 19, 2019
Tribute to a fallen hero, FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton...RIP Brother pic.twitter.com/IOAvoT56lX— FHP SWFL (@FHPSWFL) February 19, 2019