Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Dec 28, 2022 - 3:46PM

For Immediate Release

Inmate passes away at a local hospital after transport from the Washoe County Detention Facility for a medical event

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

On December 28, 2022, a Washoe County Detention Facility inmate was transported by REMSA to a local hospital for treatment after experiencing a medical event where they later passed away.

After receiving notification of the inmate’s passing, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives responded to the hospital. The initial investigation found no evidence of foul play or criminal activity.

The Washoe County Medical Examiner is conducting the investigation for cause of death. The name of the deceased will be released upon notification to the next of kin.

The inmate was booked into custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility on September 25, 2022 with existing medical conditions for which they had received treatment for while in custody.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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