NYPD officer dies after medical episode at training facility

A probationary NYPD officer died Wednesday after suffering an apparent medical episode at a Bronx training facility, officials said.

NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban identified the officer as Edgar Ordonez.

Ordonez, 33, lost consciousness at 11:30 a.m. at Rodman’s Neck, a base of operations used by police for weapons and tactical training, an NYPD spokesman said. He was pronounced dead shortly afterwards at a nearby hospital.

Caban posted on social media that Ordonez was just days away from graduation.

The death did not involve gunfire, the spokesman said. Authorities were investigating whether the officer may have suffered heatstroke or a heart attack.

The Police Benevolent Association released a statement saying Ordonez will be missed.

“Our brother Officer Edgar Ordonez was a beacon of joy and positive energy to his fellow recruits. He had the drive and determination to become a New York City police officer, and he was just days away from taking to the streets and making a difference in protecting our city from the moment a police officer is sworn into the police academy, they become part of our blue family.

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