Sheriff’s deputy mysteriously dies

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POTTAWOTOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – A man devoted to serving his community mysteriously died in his sleep yesterday.

Authorities say Eric Fletcher, a Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy, had been with the department since 1998.

The 33-year-old had recently been promoted to lieutenant.

According to officials, Fletcher’s mother found his body Monday morning.

Now, the Medical Examiner is investigating the deputy’s mysterious death.