Davis County inmate hospitalized for ‘critical medical emergency’

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FARMINGTON, Utah, Sept. 9, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Davis County inmate was transferred to a local hospital Monday morning “due to a critical medical emergency,” a statement from the Sheriff’s Office says.

The statement does not share the nature of the emergency.

“This morning, at approximately 10:15 a.m., a 37-year-old male inmate in the care and custody of Davis County Sheriff’s Office was transported by ambulance and paramedics to a local hospital due to a critical medical emergency,” the statement says.

“The safety of those in our custody is a priority to all of us at Davis County Sheriff’s Office,” Chief of Corrections Arnold Butcher said in the prepared statement.

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“Deputies and nurses within the inmate’s housing unit responded immediately. When the serious medical event went beyond the capabilities of our team, we transferred medical care to first responders and hospital personnel.”

The incident is being investigated by Davis County Sheriff’s Office’s Investigations Division.

An updated statement detailing the inmate’s health status will be disseminated when information is available, the statement says.

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