A suburban Philadelphia detective who won an award as his community’s officer of the year died after collapsing during a 5K race to raise money for his church and its youth programs.
Police say 42-year-old Bensalem detective Kevin Cornish was stricken Saturday morning about half a mile from St. Anselm parish in Northeast Philadelphia’s Parkwood section.
Officers running with Cornish performed CPR but couldn’t revive him. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Officials said it appeared the 12-year department veteran suffered a massive heart attack.
Officials described Cornish as hard-working, well-liked and community-minded. He spent the last five years on the department’s special victims unit.
The local Rotary club honored Cornish last year as its top officer. He leaves behind a wife and an 11-year-old daughter.