Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies after heart attack during training exercise
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died after participating in a training exercise in Fort Myers Tuesday.
Master Sgt. Daniel Hinton suffered a heart attack during the training exercise and was taken to Gulf Coast Hospital where he died.
Master Sgt. Hinton served with the FHP for 32 years.
In a statement on Twitter, FHP said. “The entire @FLHSMV family mourns today for the loss of one of our own, FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton. Master Sgt. Hinton was an extraordinary individual and a hero. We ask that you keep his wife and family in your prayers.”
Tribute to a fallen hero, FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton…RIP Brother pic.twitter.com/IOAvoT56lX
— FHP SWFL (@FHPSWFL) February 19, 2019
After Hinton’s graduation from the 77th Recruit Class, his first duty assignment was in Troop F, Fort Myers, and throughout his career he served as the FHP Training Academy and with thee Criminal Interdiction Unit. Most recently, he served with the Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement ion Troop J, FHP said.