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California Lieutenant Dies from Heart Attack

November 11, 2014  | 

Lt. Kenneth Alexander (Photo: Placentia PD)
Lt. Kenneth Alexander (Photo: Placentia PD)

A Placentia, Calif., police lieutenant died Sunday after going into cardiac arrest, police said.

Lt. Kenneth Alexander, 48, had been at St. Jude Hospital's Critical Care Unit since Tuesday and was on life support, Placentia police told KABC TV. The department announced his death shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday on Twitter.

Alexander was a decorated Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. He was a Bronze Star recipient, and he also received the Medal of Valor in 1996 while working with the Los Angeles Housing Authority Police.

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Lt. Jerry Hughes @ 11/11/2014 5:14 PM

God bless you brother, my prayers are with your family and loved ones. You served well, Military and Police.

Det Clint Schnorr @ 11/11/2014 5:35 PM

Fair winds and following seas. Sempervivum Fidelis brother.

Leonard Mather @ 11/11/2014 6:41 PM

I wish to make a statement addressing all LEO's and administrators regarding cardiac and/or high blood pressure and/or Type 2 Diabetes. I speak as a Forensic Psychologist with a Diplomate in Medical Psychology. Please have a guest speaker come to one of your precinct sessions with all officers present and then give basic information on Blood work covering A1C, Triglycerides, LDL, HDL, RPG, FPG, and OGTT. I will not explain each one; your guest speaker will do so, and all these come from one's yearly Blood Work. Diet and exercise will then be introduced to rectify the "flagged" values from these tests. Doing this WILL SAVE LIVES. LEO's are under stress most of the time they are on the job. With Blood Work values that are "flagged" plus stress plus a diet that is counterproductive, more and more LEO's will fall prey to cardiac and stroke problems. This CAN be handled very well since LEO's are a "captive audience" for such rectification. The Chief must run with this ball.

John Doe @ 11/12/2014 8:02 AM

What do you do if its the Command Staff and the Chief creating most of the stress?

ChuckW @ 11/12/2014 8:58 AM

God bless you brother, God bless your family. Prayers that the angels will lighten the load your family will carry and ease the pain.

Chris Phillips @ 11/12/2014 7:00 PM

Ken was the true definition of a warrior, "De Opresso Liber" is not just a term, it was a life he lead. The lives he touched and protected is uncountable, and his memory will live on in the hearts and minds of so many who knew him.

Godspeed, brother...until Valhalla!

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