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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Saturday August 31st, 2019 :: 06:00 p.m. PDT


Inmate Death

Nature of Incident: Inmate Death
Report Number: 19-136635
Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility; 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura
Date & Time: 08/30/2019 @ 8:30 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
PTDF Classification Unit
PTDF Legal Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D) Beirne, Alexander Christian Ojai 38
On 08/30/2019, at approximately 8:30 PM, deputies at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility discovered that Alexander Beirne was experiencing a medical emergency in his cell. Deputies immediately began to render aid and summoned jail medical staff. Ventura City Fire and American Medical Response personnel also responded to provide more advanced care. Ultimately, Mr. Beirne was transported by ambulance to the Community Memorial Hospital Emergency Room where he was pronounced deceased at 9:51 PM.
The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, pending autopsy results from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. As a matter of policy, the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau investigates the causes of all inmate deaths.
Prepared by: Sergeant Rick Harwood  
News Release Date: 08/31/2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Hatlee
(805) 947-8253
[email protected]  
Approved by:
Captain Jeff Miller

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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

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