BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - A Brooklyn Park police officer has died unexpectedly while on vacation with his family, according to the Brooklyn Park Police Department.

Officer Andrew Suerth passed away Monday. The department says he served the residents of Brooklyn Park for 14 years, earning numerous awards during that time, including Officer of the Year in 2014.

Officer Suerth leaves behind a wife, Brooklyn Park Police Officer Sara Suerth, and two girls, Avery and Nora.

A YouCaring site has been established to support the Suerth family.