Colleagues and members of the public have paid tribute to PC Roy Buggins (51) following the incident in Montrose on Tuesday afternoon.
It has been reported that PC Buggins died while he was stationed outdoors and that a member of the public found him.
Chief Superintendent Andrew Todd, Tayside Divisional Commander, said:
“I can confirm a Police Scotland officer has this afternoon (Tuesday 3rd September 2019) died while on duty in the Montrose area.
“The sympathies of everyone a Police Scotland are with the officers family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.
“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal”.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said:
“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our officers while on duty yesterday.
“PC Roy Buggins had 29 years’ service as an officer, and was highly valued and well-respected member of the Montrose and Brechin Community Policing Team”.
The death comes the day before the annual Scottish police memorial service.
Calum Steele, the Scottish Police Federation’s general secretary, tweeted:
“Such events are always devastatingly sad, but this seems all the more so on the eve of @ScotPolMemorial
“Every thought and best wish to the family, friends, and colleagues mourning this evening.”