Fremont County Sheriff’s issue statement about Detention Center death

by | Oct 17, 2019 2:17PM

On August 31st, 2019 the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported that an inmate at the Fremont County Detention Center had been found dead in his cell.

Earlier this week, the Fremont County Coroner’s Office confirmed the manner of death was, “asphyxia due to self-inflicted hanging.” The deceased individual was also identified this week as 31-year-old Ty Wolfname. Additional details have not yet been released by local authorities. 

 

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Thursday’s full release from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is below, in bold. 

In response to the findings by the Fremont County Coroner’s Office concerning the death of Ty Wolfname on August 31, 2019 at the Fremont County Detention Center: 

Mr. Wolfname’s suicide was a tragic event that occurred in our Detention Facility and has had a profound effect on our staff. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the operation of a safe and secure detention facility, which includes professional mental health services for inmates, and training for staff to identify mental health issues. Mr. Wolfname exhibited no warning signs of his impending actions, nor did he reach out to our Detention staff for assistance with any mental health concerns prior to taking his own life. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to the safe and secure detention of persons remanded to our custody. 

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office extends our condolences to Mr. Wolfname’s family and friends.

 

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