A star college running back-turned-California cop died of a fentanyl overdose last month, the local coroner has revealed.
De’Jon Packer, a 24-year-old rookie with the San Jose Police Department and former college football star, was found unresponsive during a welfare check at his Milpitas home on March 13.
He was pronounced dead on the scene by firefighters and his fellow officers.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner confirmed he died of ‘fentanyl toxicity,’ according to NBC Bay Area, despite his family arguing that ‘he was heavily against’ illicit drugs.
His death now remains under investigation by Milpitas police amid allegations that he had partied with other police officers the night before.
San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata said his department is cooperating with the Milpitas…
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