Texas officer dies of heart attack after K-9 training
Officer Jose Meza had served with his department for just over a year
Duty Death: Jose Meza - [Burnet, Texas]
End of Service: 12/20/2019
BURNET, Texas — A Burnet police officer died Friday after suffering a heart attack just hours after participating in K-9 training.
KXAN reports Officer Jose Meza was pronounced dead shortly after EMS transported him to the hospital. A press release issued by the department stated that his death is being considered to have happened in the line of duty because he trained with his K-9 partner just hours before his death.
Mesa worked for the department for just over a year, according to KXAN. He had previously served for the Llano County Sheriff’s Office for two and a half years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.