AZ Corrections Dept. releases name of cadet who died in training - Tucson News Now

AZ Corrections Dept. releases name of cadet who died in training in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The Arizona Department of Corrections confirms the death of 37-year-old Yvonne Quie, a cadet at the Corrections Officers Training Academy (COTA) located west of Tucson.

The Pima County Medical Examiner's office said an autopsy would be conducted Friday.

We began working this story from an anonymous tip.

Department of Corrections Public Information Officer Barrett Marson says Quie died Thursday morning during training at COTA.

Marson says Quie was from the Phoenix area.

Capt. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire says firefighters were called to COTA Thursday morning at 6:27 for a "medical call."

Goldberg says that call involved a cadet who was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

According to COTA's web site, "Each cadet is required to participate in a physical fitness and wellness program consisting of aerobic, muscular and flexibility conditioning. Cadets must meet the 50th percentile level of physical fitness, as based on the Canadian standard of fitness."

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