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Fatigued Officer Dies Following SWAT Fitness Test

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31-year-old Buena Park police officer Daniel Ackerman died Saturday after being rushed to the hospital Friday morning during a SWAT fitness test. Ackerman, an Irvine resident, reportedly exhibited signs of fatigue during the training exercise said authorities, according to LA Now.

Ackerman began with the department as a police Explorer in October 1995 and became a reserve officer in April 2001. He was hired full-time in June 2005. He is survived by his mother, sister and 2-year-old daughter.

Officials say Ackerman appeared to be "in good physical shape" and are waiting for the results of the autopsy. The SWAT physical fitness test, which includes distance running and an obstacle course, is held every six months.