Inmate death at the El Paso County Jail

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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — An investigation is underway after an inmate’s death at the El Paso County Jail.

On Monday, March 29, just before 6 p.m. a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.   

An inmate was found in his cell attempting suicide by hanging. When additional deputies responded to the ward, the inmate was not breathing and had no pulse. The deputies initiated CPR and used the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with the assistance of responding medical staff.  Despite lifesaving efforts, the man was pronounced dead.

The inmate has been identified as Travis Lowe, age 33. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Lowe’s family and friends. 

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.

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