Fla. officer dies after collapsing during training exercise

The officer died of natural causes at a local hospital after collapsing during a training exercise

Duty Death: Officer Anthony Neri - [Sanibel, Florida]

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By PoliceOne Staff

SANIBEL, Fla. — A Florida officer died on Monday after he collapsed during a training exercise.

According to News-Press, Officer Anthony Neri died of natural causes after collapsing and being taken to a local hospital.

Neri joined the Sanibel Police Department in 2012 as a police aide and was promoted to an officer three years later. Prior to working with the department, he worked as a revenue officer with the U.S. Department of Treasury for 30 years and an officer with Union Township, New Jersey Police Department.

The 63-year-old is the second officer in southwest Florida to die during a training exercise this year.


Yesterday, Sanibel Police Officer Anthony Neri passed away of natural causes when he collapsed during a training...

Posted by Sanibel Police Department on Tuesday, May 7, 2019


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