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Police Applicant Dies After Completing Fitness Test

Police Applicant Dies After Completing Fitness Test

The Baltimore Sun via YellowBrix

January 16, 2011

BALTIMORE – Baltimore police have identified the applicant who died during testing. The Sun’s Frederick N. Rassmussen filed this report:

The 29-year-old man who collapsed and died after finishing a 1.5-mile run as part of his application to become a Baltimore police officer was identified Saturday as Gilnord Charles. Baltimore Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Charles had passed the civil service portion of the exam and was taking the physical agility test at Northwestern High School Friday morning. Charles collapsed immediately after finishing the run on the high school track, Guglielmi said.

Two of the other people taking the test were medics and tried to treat Charles, who was later taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Guglielmi said. Guglielmi said Charles did not indicate any health issues to instructors and appeared to be in good health. Charles lived in the Baltimore area and had served in the military, he added.

Earlier Report:

Baltimore police say a man who was applying to become an officer collapsed and died after finishing a fitness test run Friday.

Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the 29-year-old man had passed the civil service exam and was taking the physical agility test at Northwestern High School on Friday morning. He said the man collapsed immediately after he finished the 1.5-mile run on a track.

Two of the other people taking the test were medics and tried to treat the man. He was taken to Sinai Hospital, where Guglielmi said the man was pronounced dead.

Guglielmi said the man did not indicate any health issues to instructors and he appeared to be in good health. Police have not released the man’s name. Guglielmi said he lived in the Baltimore area and that he had a military background.


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    mzpin34

    over 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    that is a sad story, my prayers go to his family. you just never know when it is your time or you think you might be in good health and you really aren't. You should check with your physician before you do a physical agility exam if you are going to become a police officer.

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    vlouie

    about 3 years ago

    1366 Comments

    Sad story, RIP.

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    BForJuvCor

    about 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    Way too young to go. There has to be an underlying issue they haven't found yet? This is so sad, R.I.P brother.

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    beathis

    about 3 years ago

    1558 Comments

    WOW! all too familiar. Please read a post i placed on here called "we will never forget" In the officer down forum. Only difference is my brother in blue was trying out for our SWAT team.
    Also may Frederick N. Rassmussen RIP

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    aussie4

    about 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless this man who was so close to being one of our Brothers that.......... I will call him a Brother and ask that God Bless him and his family. Life is full of irony and while it is sad he went this way, had he been in the field and this happened he might have endangered other LEOS, and yes, irony does suck.

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    t1401hm

    about 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    sad

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    Straightshooter

    about 3 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Just more proof that you never know when it is your turn to go. Rest in Peace Gilnord Charles. My Prayers for your Family and friends.

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    JessLnC89

    about 3 years ago

    392 Comments

    RIP

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    1baggdHD

    about 3 years ago

    1374 Comments

    wow. Prayers are being said. had to have been some underlying issue- said he served in the military.

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    Rscheiterle

    about 3 years ago

    1822 Comments

    RIP

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    rhood

    about 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Very sad story, may he rest in peace, 29 was way to young to go.

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    Blueblood1974

    about 3 years ago

    5192 Comments

    Sad, R.I.P.

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    ShadowNinja

    about 3 years ago

    20 Comments

    That's the second time I've heard that happening. We lost one our troops the same way. My condolinces to his family.

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    swatj10

    about 3 years ago

    760 Comments

    RIP

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    Jason1243

    about 3 years ago

    84 Comments

    RIP

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