Buena Park police officer dies after training exercise
Officer Daniel Ackerman was participating in a SWAT physical fitness test Friday at about 8:15 a.m. when he was rushed to St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Buena Park Cpl. Andy Luong said. He died about 3:40 a.m. Saturday.
Ackerman, a resident of Irvine, appeared to be in good physical shape. “We just don’t know until the autopsy is completed,” Luong said.
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.
The SWAT fitness test takes place every six months and involves an obstacle course and distance running.
Photo: Buena Park police officer Daniel Ackerman, 31, of Irvine. Credit: Buena Park Police Department