ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – A Southern California sheriff has announced the death of Deputy Carlos Cammon who was kept alive for six years and never regained consciousness after collapsing during SWAT tryouts.
Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said he was saddened to announce the passing Friday of the deputy.
“Our Department family joins the Cammon family in grieving the loss of this brave young man,” Barnes said.
Cammon was 29 when he was stricken during the SWAT competition, according to reports.
I’m saddened to announce the passing of OCSD Deputy Carlos Cammon. Deputy Cammon died last night after succumbing to injuries suffered during a SWAT tryout in 2013. Deputy Cammon, then 29 years old and a six-year veteran of the Department, was assigned to patrol in @OCSDStanton pic.twitter.com/D5Utd35iPv
— OC Sheriff Don Barnes (@OCSheriffBarnes) August 24, 2019
The Orange County Register reported Saturday interviewing Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs president Tom Dominguez who said that Cammon overexerted himself during the training and, due to the exertion and dehydration, went into complete organ failure.
As a deputy Cammon was the recipient of the department’s Medal of Courage award.
The honor was bestowed after he and three deputies subdued a man who was assaulting a woman in a restaurant with a knife.
Cammon and the other deputies were off-duty when they took action.
Deputy Carlos Cammon is gone, but will not be forgotten.
E.O.W. August 23, 2019
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