by Sabrina Salas Matanane
Guam - A veteran police officer who was taking part in the Guam Police Department's SWAT training Cycle 9 has passed away. The police officer collapsed during training Wednesday morning in Mangilao and was rushed to Naval Hospital in Agana Heights. The 49-year-old officer had been in critical condition since the incident. The officer was identified as Siegfried “Dove” Mortera. He had been with GPD for 17 years.
The Guam Police Department issued the following statement:
"As we mourn the loss of our brother in blue, the chief of police, along with the men and women of the Guam Police Department convey our deepest condolences to the Mortera family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dove's wife, parents, children and grandchildren. "
Aside fron Mortera two other SWAT trainees were taken to island hospitals being treated for dehydration. Chief of Police Fred Bordallo has said that an investigation is underway.