SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Coroner officials say the death last month of a 24-year-old California police officer was caused by “fentanyl toxicity."
De’Jon Packer, a rookie with the San Jose Police Department, was found unresponsive March 13 during a welfare check at his Milpitas home.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s confirmed to NBC Bay Area on Saturday that Packer died of a drug overdose.
The death remains under investigation by Milpitas police.
Packer was a star running back at San Jose State University before becoming a police officer.