The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced that an officer died on Sunday, days after a May 26 training exercise-gone-wrong.

The incident occurred in the department’s Elysian Park Academy near Dodger Stadium, where officer Houston Tipping fell to the floor while grappling with another officer and suffered a fatal spinal cord injury during the exercise.

Officers on-scene performed CPR on tipping, before being transported to the USC Medical Center by the Los Angeles Fire Dept.

“We grieve this tragic loss. I am proud of Officer Tipping’s training classmates that immediately sprang into action, initiating CPR and other life saving measures as well as the work of the LA Fire Department,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a statement Tuesday. “I’m also grateful for Dr. Kenji Inaba and the incredible medical staff at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center for doing everything they could to save him.”

He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, with LAPD officials stating he was surrounded by family at the time of his passing.

The incident is under investigation with the department saying it would be taking measures to “ensure such a tragedy is avoided.”

Officer Tipping was survived by his parents Richard and Shirley and girlfriend Britney.

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