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Sherman Adams, NYPD Officer Dies After Training Run

09/13/2011 12:24 pm ET | Updated Nov 13, 2011

An NYPD officer died Monday evening after a training run with his police academy. Sherman Adams was 28-years old when he collapsed along the East River up and down East Houston and 14th Street.

Adams was rushed to Beth Israel Medical Center, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, met with Adam's family to offer their condolences.

Mayor Bloomberg provided this statement on the tragedy.

He was only 28 years old. Sherman made the decision to dedicate his life to protecting New Yorkers, serving as a correction officer for four years until he got the call to join the NYPD. Commissioner Kelly and I met with his mother tonight at Beth Israel Hospital, where we offered our deepest condolences and the thanks of an entire city grateful for his willingness to serve and help keep us all safe. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of Sherman's family and friends.

Adams was a Coney Island native and he leaves behind a 5-year old daughter. The cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner.

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