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Sheriff cadet dies after collapsing during training

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office cadet was rushed to a hospital where he died after collapsing during “defensive tactics training,” authorities said.

The cadet collapsed Tuesday within minutes of finishing an exercise at a sheriff’s facility in Morgan Hill, and died later that day at a hospital in San Jose, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said.

“It is with great sadness we report the unexpected passing of one of our recruits,” the office said in a statement. “The recruit had been participating in defensive tactics training at the academy yesterday. We are currently reviewing the information and circumstances.”

The cadet’s name or a cause of death have not been released and the sheriff’s office said Thursday the cadet’s family requested to have “the appropriate time and space to mourn the loss of their loved one.”

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