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Death Investigation

DATE & TIME: 12-31-2020 / 10:57 am

LOCATION: Gage County Detention Center    

OFFENSE: Death Investigation

CASE #: 2020-5793

On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at approximately 10:57 am, an inmate in the Gage County Detention Center was found in his cell and was unresponsive. Corrections officers and jail medical staff immediately began cardio pulmonary resuscitation and requested an ambulance be dispatched from Beatrice Fire and Rescue.

Beatrice Fire and Rescue personnel arrived and continued CPR on the inmate and then transported him to Beatrice Community Hospital.

Staff at Beatrice Community Hospital Emergency Department continued CPR, but he was declared dead at 12:18 pm.

The Nebraska State Patrol was contacted to conduct an investigation, as is required by state law, and an autopsy has been scheduled. Foul play is not suspected.

Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903

Investigator T. Hanson #90310