Philadelphia police recruit returns to training after heart attack

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia Police recruit is back to training Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at the Police Academy earlier this year.

Recruit Officer Jose Melendez, lead his fellow recruits for a training run today.

Melendez collapsed back on January 4 while stretching before a run.
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Philadelphia police recruit officer collapses, taken to hospital. Watch this report from Action News at 4pm on January 4 2019.


Other recruits administered CPR and saved his life.

Thanks to them, and some good medical care, he's back and getting ready to protect and serve.
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