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October 27, 2017

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Attempted Suicide at the Boulder County Jail

Inmate Found Hanging

Boulder County, Colo. -

On October 27th, 2017 a 37 year-old male jail
inmate was found in his cell unresponsive and not breathing. He had fashioned
a bed sheet into a noose and used it to hang himself. Boulder County Sheriff’s deputies began
administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until paramedics and
firefighters arrived. He was transported by ambulance to Boulder
Community Foothills Hospital. He
currently remains in critical condition.

The individual was initially arrested on the morning of
October 27th, 2017 for multiple charges including Driving Under the
Influence and other traffic related charges.
At the time of his arrest there was no indication that he may be
suicidal and was not placed on Suicidal Protocol (SP). Deputies assigned to the module had checked
on him approximately 10 minutes prior to finding him unresponsive.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office are investigating
the incident.

The associated case number is 17-6304.


Sgt. Joshua Bonafede