Florida police officer collapses during training, dies

Officer Anthony Neri
Posted at 8:25 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 11:37:17-04

SANIBEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Southwest Florida died after collapsing during a training exercise.

The Sanibel Police Department posted on Facebook that 63-year-old Anthony Neri died Monday after being rushed to a local hospital. Officials didn't say what kind of training Neri had been doing, but the post says he died of natural causes.

Neri joined the department in 2012 as a police aide and became a police officer in 2015. Before that, Neri had a 30-year career as a Revenue Officer with the U.S. Department of Treasury. He had also worked for three years as a police officer in New Jersey.