Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Mar 11, 2024 - 5:57PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Detention Facility Inmate Passes Away at Hospital After Suffering Medical Emergency

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

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, at approximately 1:30 am, a Washoe County Detention Facility inmate was transported to a local hospital by REMSA due to a medical emergency. Despite continuous medical interventions, the inmate passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct their official death investigations, and the Medical Examiner’s Office will release the inmate's name upon next of kin notification. 

While this investigation is ongoing, there is no indication of foul play or criminal activity at this time.


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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