Medical examiner: Jenks officer likely died of heat stroke

JENKS, Okla. - The state medical examiner's office has released the autopsy of a Jenks police officer who died earlier this year after training with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics.

Officer Juan Legaretta was in Oklahoma City applying for a position at the OSBN when he fell ill during physical testing. 

His condition deteriorated and he was transported to a local hospital where he died June 27.

An autopsy was performed the next day.

Legaretta's death was ruled accidental.

According to the medical examiner, Legaretta suffered multi-system organ failure, due to probable exertional heat stroke.

Among the findings were pulmonary congestion and edema as well as pulmonary aspiration.

The autopsy also indicated Legaretta suffered from a medical condition called cardiomegaly with left ventricle hypertrophy, meaning the left chamber of the heart was enlarged.

Legaretta served with both the Jenks Police Department and in the U.S. military in Iraq.

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