FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A Bunnell police sergeant died in the line of duty during training on Tuesday, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies are mourning the loss of Sergeant Dominic Guida, who went into cardiac during training and later died at the hospital, city officials said in a statement.
Guida served with Flagler County as a K-9 deputy before joining the Bunnell Police Department in July 2016.
He was promoted to sergeant in January 2020 and was a beloved member of the Bunnell community.
“This is a day of sorrow and tragedy. The death of Dominic Guida is a profound loss to the City and the Bunnell Police Department,” Bunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson said in a statement.
City Manager Alvin B. Jackson, Jr. agreed that Guida’s loss leaves a hole in the heart of the city’s police department.
“He was truly a kind, humble, fun loving and lively Police Sergeant ... My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dominic, our Police Chief and our officers,” Jackson said.
Public ceremonies and other arrangements will be announced later.
No other information is available at this time.