- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a Tigard man took his own life while in the Washington County Jail.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Ray says 59-year-old Gary Walker was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday night. Deputies performed CPR until paramedics took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police arrested Walker Aug. 1 following an incident of domestic violence. He was housed in the general population in a single-occupant cell.

Ray says the jail has a suicide assessment and prevention program that starts before the arrestee is lodged and continues throughout their stay.


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