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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Saturday July 3rd, 2010 :: 03:27 p.m. PDT


Inmate Death

Location: Todd Road Jail

Date & Time: 7/3/2010 / 2:30 A.M.

Unit Responsible: Major Crimes Unit & Detention Services

Decedent : Address Age

Patrick, William Ventura County 52



On July 3rd, 2010 at approximately 2:30 AM, a deputy sheriff, conducting regular safety checks, discovered Mr. Patrick unresponsive in his cell. The deputy immediately summoned additional staff, including a nurse, to assist with life saving efforts.

Paramedics were summoned to render additional aid. Once the paramedics arrived they conducted their own assessment and treatment of Mr. Patrick. Mr. Patrick was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead at 3:00 A.M. by paramedics.

Per protocol, Sheriff’s Major Crimes investigators responded to assist with the investigation. Later in the morning, an autopsy was performed by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Medical Examiner ruled that Mr. Patrick’s death was a suicide.

Mr. Patrick was arrested on June 22, 2010 for a misdemeanor warrant. He was due back in court on July 13th for further proceedings on his case.

Officer Preparing Release:

Sergeant Rob Davidson, Detention Services Administration

Follow-up Contact:

Commander Brent Morris – (805) 933-8505

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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