VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A corrections officer at Valdosta State Prison died Thursday, after he collapsed during a training exercise at the prison.
39-year-old Jack Cannon died at South Georgia Regional Medical Center a little before noon Thursday.
He had been running on the prison track as part of Corrections Emergency Response Team training when he collapsed.
Lowndes County coroner Bill Watson said Cannon had no known health conditions or prior complaints and was in pretty good shape.
Cannon worked as a corrections officer at Valdosta State Prison for four years. His body will be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy.
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