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Coroner: ‘fentanyl toxicity’ caused California officer death

DeJon Packer, De'Jon Packer
Posted at 3:56 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 18:56:21-04

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.