Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heat exhaustion
Incident Date: 9/19/1988
Officer Timothy Shepard died when he was overcome by heat stroke and dehydration while training during his first day at the academy.
Cadets in the class reported they were pushed to the limits of their endurance with hours of running, push-ups and other exercises that day on just a few small cups of water. Fifteen other cadets of the class of fifty were hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration. Officer Shepard had undergone a liver transplant, lapsed into a coma, and later died from complications.
Officer Shepard was survived by his expectant wife, brother, and father.