Thurston County Jail Inmate Pronounced Dead at Hospital  After Suffering Apparent Medical Emergency


The Thurston County coroner and sheriff’s office detectives are investigating the death of a Thurston County Jail inmate who suffered a possible medical emergency in his cell on Thursday.

The man's name has not yet been released by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Other defendants at the jail notified corrections staff that the man was suffering a possible medical emergency at approximately 8:36 p.m. on May 5, according to a news release from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

On-site medical staff quickly responded and began providing medical aid, which included CPR and administration of Narcan, a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. The man was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, where he later died, according to the news release.

The cause of death was undetermined as of Friday morning. Nothing suspicious is suspected at this time, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The man had been in custody since May 3 on multiple felony charges and felony warrants, according to the sheriff’s office.