Update: Davis County inmate given ‘compassionate release’ after medical emergency requires hospital care

Police lights. File photo: Gephardt Daily

FARMINGTON, Utah, Sept. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Davis County inmate who was transferred to a local hospital Monday morning due to a critical medical emergency has been given a “compassionate release,” a statement from the Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

“A compassionate release was requested and subsequently ordered for a 37-year-old male inmate in the care and custody of Davis County Sheriff’s Office,” the Tuesday statement said.

“Due to the extreme medical circumstances, and per the advice of medical professionals, we elected to utilize the compassionate release option, which allows for immediate early release and termination of our care and custody of the inmate.”

The inmate’s name has not been released, and the nature of the medical emergency has not been disclosed.

The inmate was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and paramedics at about 10:15 a.m. Monday, after deputies and nurses in the inmate’s housing unit responded and it was determined that “the serious medical event went beyond the capabilities of our team,” the sheriff’s office said Monday afternoon.


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