David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 14-065
- For Immediate Release:
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- February 12, 2014
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Deputies discovered him unresponsive in his cell.
- February 5, 2014
- Time: 6:01 PM
Donald Franklin Ratliff
Inmate at Orient Road Jail
Update: February 11, 2014.
Next of kin has been notified.
Original media alert: February 5, 2014.
On February 5, 2014 at 6:01 p.m., a male inmate at Orient road Jail, who was in general population, was observed on video entering his cell alone. At 6:16 p.m., the detention deputy making his rounds observed the inmate sitting on his bed. At 6:58 p.m., the deputy checked on the inmate and discovered him unresponsive in his cell. He was found hanging from his cell door with a bed sheet tied around his neck. CPR was performed with negatives and the inmate was then transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.