Florida Police Recruit Dies After Collapsing During Training

Frank Fernandez
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — A 25-year-old Daytona Beach police recruit who had always dreamed of being a police officer died after collapsing less than a week after achieving his dream.
Thomas Coulter died Monday morning after he collapsed about 8 a.m. Friday during a jogging and walking exercise, which included stops for pushups and stretching, Chief Craig Capri said during a press conference Monday morning.
Coulter was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center on Friday and appeared to be recovering before his condition worsened on Saturday and continued to deteriorate until he died about 4:30 a.m. Monday, Capri said.
“This young man, all he wanted to do was be a police…

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