Officer Rank: Reserve Officer

Department: Mount Gilead (NC) Police Department

End of Watch: 08/15/2021

Cause: Other: Physical-related incident

Age: 38

Length of Service: 20 years

Reserve Officer Cloninger suffered a fatal heart attack as he assisted with a residential structure fire where someone was trapped within the home. He also maintained crowd control as a family member of the trapped individual attempted to go inside the burning home. Officer Cloninger suddenly collapsed and CPR was rendered. Officer Cloninger was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The individual within the home of the structure fire was found deceased.




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