DeWitt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an apparent overdose victim Sunday afternoon, April 23 near the Guadalupe River bridge on FM 236 near Cuero.
Deputies learned the victim was a deputy with DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office.
The law enforcement officer had overdosed on an over-the-counter medicine and was unconscious when first responders arrived.
He had apparently contacted a friend prior to the incident and confessed what he was about to do. That person contacted the sheriff’s office.
The man was taken by ambulance to Cuero Regional Hospital and then airflighted to Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio where he was listed in critical condition Mondaymorning, April 24.
The man, 47, has been a deputy for about two years according to Sheriff Carl Bowen.
The deputy's name, Christopher Pothoff, was released this morning [April 26]. He is listed in critical condition at a San Antonio hospital.