Enlarged Heart Complications to Blame for Deputy Death

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Just days after he was laid to rest, we now know what killed Mesa County Deputy, Jason Lhotka.

Sheriff Stan Hilkey says an autopsy shows the death of Sheriff's Sergeant Lhotka was due to complications from an enlarged heart. The Sheriff's Sergeant was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Africa.
Earlier, it was believed Lhotka died October 4th of a pulmonary embolism. Lhotka had gone to the African mountain with his mother for one of their annual backpacking trips.

Family, friends and sheriff's deputies mourned the 37 year old at a gathering Saturday. Lhotka joined the Mesa County Sheriff's department as a deputy in 1997, after graduating from Mesa State College.

He is survived by his wife and young son.

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