Police Officer Vu Nguyen

Police Officer Vu Nguyen

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, July 6, 2018

Vu Nguyen

Police Officer Vu Nguyen passed away four days after collapsing during a 1.5-mile timed run that was part of the agency's canine handler eligibility process.

He and other candidates were participating in the physical fitness portion of the process in 90+ degree heat when he collapsed during the run on July 2nd, 2018. He was transported to MetroHealth where his condition continued to worsen. He was flown to Cleveland Clinic where he passed away on July 6th, 2018.

Officer Nguyen had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for over 20 years and had previously served with the Cleveland Division of Corrections for four years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 1534

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Monday, July 2, 2018



Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams
Cleveland Division of Police
1300 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 623-5000

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On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of Officer, Vu Nguyen, from complications while in the agency's canine handler eligibility training exercise. His dedicated service to his canine and department has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 18, 2018

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