A 29-year-old Charlotte-Mecklenburg police candidate collapsed during physical fitness training Tuesday morning and died.
CMPD identified the candidate as Jeremy Moseley. He was hired by the department just last week, on June 27.
He and other candidates were taking part on the state-mandated training at 8:30 a.m. when he collapsed, authorities said.
CMPD training staff and Charlotte Fire Department personnel immediately began to deliver aid, and called Medic. Moseley was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
CMPD is working with the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.
Other people and agencies registered their concern, including the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office, which tweeted its “thoughts and prayers to CMPD.” And CMPD officers had a moment of silence for Moseley Tuesday during a briefing, Observer news partner WBTV reported.
“The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s family suffered a deep loss this morning,” police Chief Kerr Putney said in a statement. “Police candidate Jeremy Moseley was a man deeply committed and eager to serve as a guardian of our community. We are working closely with Jeremy’s family to coordinate a formal ceremony that will allow us to appropriately honor him and his commitment. Please continue to keep Jeremy’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they grieve this tragic loss.”
No other information was immediately available about the death, although Chief Kerr Putney is expected to address reporters later on Tuesday.
Moseley originally was from Rosedale, N.Y., in Queens, records show.
Researcher Maria David contributed