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Tennessee Detective Dies From Heart Attack

November 05, 2014  | 

Det. Kagan Dindar (Photo: Clarksville PD)
Det. Kagan Dindar (Photo: Clarksville PD)

Detective Kagan Dindar of the Clarksville (Tenn.) Police Department suffered a heart attack Oct. 18 while working a special assignment conducting traffic control for a large special event in front of 200 South Third Street.

He was directing traffic at an extremely congested intersection when he suddenly collapsed at approximately 8:50 am. An event participant used his radio to call out an "officer down" and medics arrived approximately one minute later. He was transported to a local hospital where he suffered a second, massive heart attack.

Dindar remained in a coma for several days until passing away on October 24th, ODMP.Org reports.


Comments (4)

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Kevin Corby @ 11/5/2014 10:10 PM

Very sad.I am a 30yr vet of Kent Police, UK. now retired and living in Australia. To many guys are falling victim to heart problems. Get yourselves checked regularly. My wife is a coronary care nurse so I get nagged. Keep safe that side of the pond.

JoJo @ 11/6/2014 4:50 PM

Kevin, you are right. This is very sad, but looking at this fallen comrade and the last guy to have one, they were both overweight. It is difficult working shiftwork, lots of hours and eating drive thru, but you have to take care of yourself. Your families need you.

TheRookie @ 11/7/2014 7:09 PM

R.I.P. Detective Kagan Dindar. May your Direct & L.E. Families find solace in the coming days, weeks, & months.
Men/Women out there get on the cardio. I was injured in line of duty at 48 & medically retired at 50 years old. Was depressed, but in the long run it saved my life. I was slowly letting myself go due to odd hours, stress, fast food, etc. This year is the first year I've had good HDL, LDL, BP rates, etc. & have lost 68lbs. Could & should of done it while still street active. 1 hour a day with dieting. It's hard but saves lives.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/8/2014 3:27 PM

Rest in Peace Detective Dinar.

Another Officer died Monday Nov 3, 2014 while conducting on-duty scheduled exercise: A veteran Dothan, Alabama Police Officer died Monday while jogging at Westgate Park. Sgt. Jeff Garrett was on duty at the time. He was 47 years old. Cause of death is believed to be a heart attack. Sgt. Garrett was exercising at the time as part of the department’s fitness program. It allows officers to work on fitness as part of their shift.

Too many of these types of deaths are happening these days. In the case of Sgt Garrett he was in generally good health up until his sudden and untimely death. And Detective Dinar appears to have been in good physical health as well. These things happen to people in all walks of society and it isn't always due to poor health habits, things just happen.

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