Mass. sheriff’s recruit dies during physical training


HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A recruit with a Massachusetts sheriff’s division has died unexpectedly throughout bodily health workout routines, authorities stated Wednesday.

Anish Khalifa, 29, of Woburn, died Tuesday whereas coaching at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger stated in an announcement.

Khalifa began the 12-week coaching program in April and has served as a reserve officer with the Woburn Police Department since March 2019, Coppinger stated.

Recruits endure a rigorous medical and bodily health analysis previous to the beginning of coaching, the sheriff stated.

“Our hearts are heavy with the unexpected passing of this fine young man,” Coppinger stated. “Our training officers were with him at the time and immediately began to perform CPR and other life-saving measures, but tragically were unable to revive him. Our hearts and prayers are with his family during this very difficult time.”

Sheriffs oversee the county jails.