Arizona National Guard Soldier Collapses, Dies at Hospital

Arizona National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2019
Soldiers walk, jog, and run forward, kicking off the 14-mile ruck march event during the Arizona National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2019 at Camp Navajo in Bellemont, Ariz. on April 16, 2019. (U.S. Army photo/Richard Hoppe)

PHOENIX — An Arizona Army National Guard soldier has died after collapsing during a training event, authorities said Wednesday.

The name of the man was being withheld until his family could be notified.

Guard officials said the soldier collapsed on Tuesday and died Wednesday at a Tempe hospital.

The cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The man was a member of the 850th Military Police Battalion located at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix.

Guard officials said the man was a member of the Phoenix Police Department in his civilian status.

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