July 13, 2024 10:47 am

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Sheriff’s Office investigation jail death of 51-year-old inmate

EVERETT—The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 51-year-old male inmate in its jail who became unresponsive at the Snohomish County Jail around 3 p.m. Monday, May 20.

As the inmate was being evaluated by a nurse and a corrections deputy, staff called 9-1-1 for medics to respond to further evaluate the male. As Everett Fire arrived on scene, the male became unresponsive. Everett Fire immediately began lifesaving measures. Attempts to resuscitate the inmate were unsuccessful.

The 51-year-old inmate was booked into the jail by the Everett Police Department on Friday, May 17 for a protection order violation.

Following his death, a morbidity review will be conducted.  This is a review of the death from a clinical standpoint and is independent of the death investigation, which is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

The identity of the inmate, as well as cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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