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Virginia Deputy Dies During Academy Workout

April 29, 2014  | 

Deputy Bryan Berger (Photo: Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Bryan Berger (Photo: Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office)

A Spotsylvania County, Va., deputy died Monday after collapsing during a morning workout. Bryan Berger, 34, was a recruit at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy and was participating in physical fitness training with his classmates.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., Berger began experiencing shortness of breath during a calisthenics exercise, that morning, Mike Harvey, executive director of the academy, told the Free-Lance Star.

“He was immediately taken to the side and monitored by instructors and staff as emergency medical services were summoned,” Harvey said. “Recruit Berger remained alert and he was speaking with the instructors and staff.”

When emergency personnel arrived, Berger collapsed and lost consciousness. He was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he later died.

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Kmllmt @ 4/29/2014 6:56 PM

RIP fellow brother

Kurt Frulla @ 4/29/2014 6:57 PM

I had the privilege of working with deputy Berger when he was a dispatcher with Spotsy. He was a hard working man with the ambitions of one day becoming a police officer. I was happy for him when I found out he got hired with Spotsy. I'm sure he would have made one hell of a cop. It's unfortunate his career ended so abruptly. Rest in peace Bryan. You will be greatly missed by your family, friends and your peers.

Doug Jordan @ 4/30/2014 8:30 AM

Our hearts go out to the family of Deputy Berger. The young man was fulfilling his dreams of being a LE officer.

FLOYD @ 5/1/2014 2:00 PM

I feel so bad that his career ambitions and strength still weren't enough to get to where he wanted to be. The human body is an amazing machine but sometimes it will give despite all your efforts. Hearts out to him, his family, and friends.

S.S. @ 5/8/2014 5:09 AM


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