HARVEY, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy died while jogging with co-workers.

Col. John Fortunato says Lt. Jamie Monfra, a member of the department's Land Air Sea Emergency Rescue division, was pronounced dead at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.

Fortunato says Monfra and other members of the rescue team were jogging on the track at Kings Grant Playground in Harvey when Monfra had some kind of medical problem.

Fortunato said the 44-year-old Monfra was a 24-year veteran of the department.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/14Oal5h) Monfra's cause of death is unknown.