Police Officer Rogerio Morales / Davie Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, January 13, 2011
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion / Date of Incident: January 10, 2011
Officer Rogerio Morales died after suffering heat stroke while participating in tryouts for his agency’s SWAT team at Markham Park on a 77-degree day.
He was participating in the tryouts when he suddenly collapsed. Rescue personnel arrived approximately 10 minutes later and found Officer Morales in cardiac arrest. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until passing away three days later.
Officer Morales had served with the Davie Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife.