A Mercer County, KY, deputy is out of surgery and stable in the intensive care unit after he had a heart attack during an active shooter response training Saturday.

According to WTVQ-TV News, Deputy Bill Cruce dropped to the ground in the middle of the drill.

First responders present to participate in the training quickly came to Deputy Cruce’s aid.

Cruce is among the agency’s older deputies, having started his law enforcement career after retiring from a career as a teacher.

 

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