Illinois Officer Dies of Heart Attack on Training Run

A Cook County (IL) sheriff’s officer from Crest Hill has died as a result of heart problems after collapsing during a run at the department’s training academy in Maywood, where he was an instructor, authorities said.

Officer Jason Gallero (Photo: Cook County Sheriff's Office)Officer Jason Gallero (Photo: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

A Cook County (IL) sheriff’s officer from Crest Hill has died as a result of heart problems after collapsing during a run at the department’s training academy in Maywood, where he was an instructor, authorities said.

Officer Jason Gallero, 45, collapsed Thursday morning while participating in a run with the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Training Academy and was pronounced dead at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Gallero, with the department for 22 years, was an instructor at the training academy, according to the sheriff’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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