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Buena Park Police Officer Dies After Injury In Training Exercise

A Buena Park police officer critically injured during a training exercise Friday morning died today at an area hospital, a police lieutenant said.

Officer Daniel Ackerman, 31, was participating in a S.WA.T. physical training exercise at about 8:15 a.m. Friday when he showed signs of exertion and was rushed to St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton in critical condition, said Buena Park police Lt. Gary Worrall.

Ackerman, a resident of Buena Park, died at 3:40 a.m. today, Worrall said.

He became a police explorer in October 1995 and reserve police officer in 2001.

He was hired as a full-time police officer in 2005.

He is survived by his mother, sister, daughter, and extended family.

The police lieutenant said the Orange County Coroner will investigate the cause of Ackerman’s death.

Copyright © 2011 City News Service

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