Daytona Beach Police recruit dies days after collapsing during drill

- A police recruit in Florida has died just days after he collapsed during a jogging and walking exercise.

Daytona Beach Police recruit Thomas Coulter, 25, died Monday. He collapsed Friday during an exercise that included stops for push-ups and stretching.

Police Chief Craig Capri says Coulter hadn't complained about not feeling well before the exercise. He says the exercises were not considered strenuous.

"When we lose an officer, it's a tough time," Capri  said.  "He was a young man, he was 25 years old. Sometimes things happen that are out of our control. It's in God's hands."

Coulter was taken to a hospital after his collapse and seemed to be improving but his condition worsened over the weekend.

 

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