Police Officer Roger Hildreth suffered a fatal heart attack while running on a treadmill in the department’s gym.
He had just completed responses to a burglary in progress call and a call involving two dogs loose in a neighborhood before collapsing.
Officer Hildreth was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Des Moines Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Des Moines Police Department
End of Watch: Feb. 21, 2008