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    Deputy sheriff, Hans Fifer, dies after North Little Rock training exercise

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    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Faulkner County sheriff's deputy has died after collapsing following a training session in North Little Rock.

    Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that 32-year-old Deputy Hans Fifer had completed a SWAT training program when he complained of shortness of breath. Shock says medical workers at the scene began giving Fifer oxygen - but he the complained of chest pains and collapsed.

    Shock says Fifer was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    A cause of death has not been released. Shock says he thinks Fifer may have had a health problem that he wasn't aware of.

    The training included physical activities such as running, jumping and pushups.

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