UPDATED: Riviera Beach Police Officer Dies from Off-Duty Medical Emergency

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The Riviera Beach Police Department is mourning one of their own.

Officer Derrick Jackson, a 17-year veteran on the force, died on Saturday morning from an off-duty medical emergency, according to colleagues.

“Officer Jackson was a well-respected veteran officer, known for his calm demeanor and good nature,” the Department said in a statement. “Officer Jackson will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.”

He was serving in the Department’s Support Services Division most recently.

Funeral arrangements are pending.