POLK COUNTY — An inmate at the Polk County Jail was discovered unconscious and pronounced deceased after Corrections Officers discovered the inmate in his cell not breathing, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s office.

Press Release

On the morning of Sunday, October 30th, at approximately 1:00a, Polk County Corrections Officers discovered an inmate in his cell unconscious and not breathing. Life saving measures were taken and emergency medical services were dispatched to the Polk County Jail.

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The inmate was pronounced deceased and was not transported.

This incident remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Office and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The name of the inmate will not be released at this time.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the emergency medical staff from Lakes Region EMS for their response.

-- Per Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak

Last Update: Oct 31, 2022 12:28 pm CDT

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