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Buena Park Officer, 31, Dies Following Training Exercise

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BUENA PARK (AP) — A 31-year-old Buena Park police officer has died, a day after being rushed to the hospital during a training exercise.

Lt. Gary Worrall says the officer, Daniel Ackerman, was participating in a semi-annual fitness exercise when he showed signs of exertion Friday.

Ackerman was treated at the scene and then hospitalized in critical condition. He died early Saturday.

Ackerman, a resident of Buena Park, became a police explorer in 1995 and reserve officer in 2001. He was hired as a full-time officer in 2005.

He is survived by his mother, sister and a daughter.

Worrall says an autopsy is planned and the Orange County Coroner will investigate the cause of Ackerman’s death.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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