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New Jersey Officer Dies Exercising in Police Gym

April 12, 2015  | 

Officer Scott R. Thompson (Photo: Manchester Township PD)
Officer Scott R. Thompson (Photo: Manchester Township PD)

A 16-year veteran Manchester Township, N.J., police officer died Friday of an apparent heart attack.

Scott R. Thompson collapsed while exercising in the police headquarters gym, according to a release from the department. He was taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River, where he was pronounced dead, the Asbury Park Press reports.

He was 47 years old. He is survived by his wife, Tracy, and daughters Kelsey and Sydney.

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Evan Shepherd Reiff, L.Ac @ 4/13/2015 11:26 AM

My condolences to Officer Thompson's family and department.

I have now read recent 4 posts about officers and firefighters who die while exerting themselves...on and off the job. In such a high stress job, for these men and women we depend on for our protection, shouldn't regular checkups be required...and provided? Hypertension is undiagnosed in 30% of people with that disorder.

Lets not have Officer Thompson's death be in vain....more support is needed in the area of health for our heroes.

Jon Retired LEO @ 4/13/2015 12:36 PM

I echo the first post about Hypertension. Mine was found in 1970 during a physical examination. My pressure had been high before that but it was in the early 1960s and there was no medication for Blood Pressure at that time. Almost a year ago I had a heart block which is the heart's own pacemaker quiting. I now have a battery powered one in my chest. Keep an eye on your vitals Men and Ladies!

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