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Officer passes away during training from natural causes in Sanibel

Posted at 9:03 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 23:24:13-04

SANIBEL, FLa. — The Sanibel Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own.

Sanibel Police Officer Anthony Neri collapsed and passed away due to natural causes during a training exercise.

Officer Neri was with the Sanibel Police Department for 4 years as a police officer and was a Police Aide for three years prior to that.

Officer Neri was a Revenue Officer for 30 years with the U.S. Department of Treasure before coming to Sanibel.

He was a past recipient of the City's Perfect Attendance Award. In 2017, Officer Neri was elected by his peers to serve as their representative on the City of Sanibel Police Pension Board.

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