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Police Recruit, 24, Dies During Department Agility Test

Police Recruit, 24, Dies During Department Agility Test

Robert Tramaine Williams (Photo: Holly Hills PD)

Orlando Sentinel via YellowBrix

December 21, 2009

HOLLY HILL, Fla. – A Holly Hill police recruit died Saturday during a pre-employment physical-agility test, authorities said.

Robert Tramaine Williams, 24, of Daytona Beach collapsed about 2 p.m. after completing the test, police said. Officers immediately administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and paramedics tried to revive Williams, but he was pronounced dead at Halifax Health Medical Center about an hour later.

Balance, flexibility, muscular endurance and strength assessments were part of the process. Four other recruits also took the test.

Williams, a graduate of Lyman High School in Longwood, was a student at Daytona State College’s School of Emergency Services and had applied for a job with Holly Hill Oct. 9. He graduated this year with a bachelor of science in psychology from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, where he played football.

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    ssciaretta

    over 4 years ago

    258 Comments

    Prayers for the family and friends RIP

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    JRich81

    over 4 years ago

    1418 Comments

    RIP

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    Eleni

    over 4 years ago

    9126 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Recruit Robert Tramaine Williams. I think the Good Lord has other work in mind for you, and may His Light shine on you, forever. I know you will never be forgotten by those who knew you and loved you.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP.
    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9).

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    This is so sad. To happen to a young man who would have made a terrific cop. He followed his dream and we all have risks in our lives to take. This young man was called home and we don't know why. But he is resting in the arms of God and HOME FROM THE HILLS AT LAST. May God grant the family and friends and all who were so instrumental and proud of this young man know that he was doing what he wanted to do and would have been proud to wear THE BADGE." ****

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I am so saddened to hear of this tragic loss. RIP young gentleman. God Bless.

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    MountainSmoky

    over 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    So sad and so close to Christmas. Rest in peace brother.

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3804 Comments

    There is a condition with the heart, I forget the name, but it involves a prolonged timing of I think it is the P-wave...I think it would be picked up on a stress cardioexam...Everything is fine and boom you do something at the wrong time and cardiac arrest...I was watching a TV program where the mom was playing with her son, came around the corner and scared him, he had a heart attack and died think he was 9..They tried to rescusitate him but nothing...I can't believe this poor kid made it through football just to have this happen..

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    KaylaLosciale

    over 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    RIP

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    d1788216

    over 4 years ago

    102 Comments

    we all owe a death but he was to young...as was my buddy anti crime officer KYLE WILLAMS nypd working out in the 94 pct gym ,.you were a great cop and a good friend miss you.god bless all.

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    lorene1701

    over 4 years ago

    156 Comments

    Very sad; and a reminder to us all that we need to have regular doctor's checkups and stay in shape.

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    ggraves

    over 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    Wow, played football and collapsed. RIP

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    deputyroark

    over 4 years ago

    196 Comments

    Prayers for the family and friends RIP

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    Nae

    over 4 years ago

    432 Comments

    RIP Robert. What a tragedy; a great loss of a young man. You will not be forgotten. God must have needed you to help walk the golden streets. Condolences & prayers to your loved ones...

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    beathis

    over 4 years ago

    1558 Comments

    wow played football, young, and don't you need a doctor's note before you could take the test? I know i did 10 years ago. RIP brother.

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