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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Inmate Found Unresponsive in Montrose County Jail

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2017 FROM THE MONTROSE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Manager
kyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701


Inmate Found Unresponsive in Montrose County Jail 


Montrose, COLO.-- This morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., deputies conducting security rounds in the Montrose County Jail found an unresponsive male inmate in his cell. Life saving measures were immediately initiated by deputies while the Montrose Fire Protection District was dispatched to the facility for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The male was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital for treatment, and pronounced dead around 1:45 a.m.

As with any incident of this type, the Seventh Judicial District Critical Incident Team (CIT) is conducting the investigation. Further information will be released by the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations and the CIT.
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2017 FROM THE MONTROSE COUNTY CORONER'S OFFICE

Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County Coroner
coroner@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4524



Montrose County Jail Inmate Found Unresponsive 

Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of August 18, 2017, an inmate was found unresponsive in the Montrose County Jail. Lifesaving measures were initiated by deputies, and the inmate was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The decedent’s identity will not be released until all family members have been notified. The official cause and manner of death are not yet determined and are pending investigation by the Seventh Judicial District Critical Incident Team and the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigation. An autopsy has been ordered by the Montrose County Coroner.


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Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD
Montrose County Coroner 


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