Thirty-six-year-old officer Nicholas McDaniel failed to respond to a status check from Post Falls Communications Center after completing a call for service.
When officers arrived at McDaniel’s last known location they found him slumped over the wheel of his police vehicle. Officers started CPR then Kootenai County Fire and Rescue took him to Kootenai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of death is being listed as a massive heart attack.
Officer McDaniel had worked for Post Falls PD for a little under a year, with 13 years served previously in Hawaii.
McDaniel leaves behind a fiancé and children.