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June 15, 2011

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Police officer collapses, dies during training

Officer Down: Kevin Sandoval - [Pasadena, California]


By PoliceOne Staff

PASADENA, Calif. — Officer Kevin Sandoval died Tuesday after he collapsed and hit his head during departmental training.

According to ODMP, when he collapsed, officers from the South Pasadena Police Department and the Pasadena Police Department were conducting a multi-agency training scenario. He died at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital one hour after his collapse despite immediate medical treatment from officers at the scene with paramedic training.

Officer Sandoval was 23 years old and had been with his department for two years after spending 18 months as a cadet. His parents and sister survive him.



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