Sanibel police officer dies after collapse during training exercise

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Officer Anthony Neri. Credit: City of Sanibel.

Officer Anthony Neri of Sanibel Police Department died of natural causes Monday. Neri collapsed during a training exercise and was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Neri began his career with the police department in 2012 as a police aide. In 2015, Neri was promoted to police officer.

Prior to joining the SPD, Neri had a 30-year career as a revenue officer with the U.S. Department of Treasury. He also had worked three years as a police officer with the Union Township, New Jersey Police Department.

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