By Michael Katz The Idaho Statesman

SHELLEY, Idaho — A Shelley Police officer died while on-duty Monday night due to an apparent heart attack, according to

Sgt. Kent Swanson, a K-9 officer, was at a disturbance call when he collapsed, the Idaho State Fraternal Order of Police’s Facebook page said. He was taken to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where it was determined he likely died of a heart attack.

Swanson was one of eight officers with the Shelley Police Department. He was also a veteran and member of the Idaho Falls Police Department Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 6.

Local law enforcement escort Shelley Police Sgt. Kent Swanson to the funeral home in Rigby. Sgt. Swanson had a massive heart attack last night while investigating a disturbance call. Our prayers and support go out to his family and the Shelley Police Department. #ThinBlueLine

— Idaho State Police (@ISPeasternIdaho) May 22, 2018

“It’s with great sadness this morning to report the loss of a brother from the Shelley Police Department overnight,” the Idaho State Fraternal Order of Police wrote. “Shelley is a small but very close community with only (eight) police officers, a huge loss for them. Please keep the Swanson family and our brothers and sisters from Shelley PD in your thoughts and prayers.”

©2018 The Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho)

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