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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-081

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 12, 2015
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    In-Custody Death

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the in-custody death of inmate.
    • Wednesday
    • February 11, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Falkenburg Road Jail
    • 520 Falkenburg Road
    • Tampa


    Troy Zimmerman
    Falkenburg Road Jail


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the in-custody death of inmate, Troy Zimmerman.  Zimmerman was booked into the jail on August 16, 2014 and was serving a 364-day sentence in the Falkenburg Road Jail.

    On February 11, 2015 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Zimmerman got up for breakfast. He had coffee and was interacting with other inmates. He then went back to bed to sleep where, according to inmates, he was heard snoring and then gasping. Inmates checked on him and alerted deputies. Deputies immediately alerted on-site medical staff. Paramedics arrived and transported him to Brandon Hospital. At approximately 2:45 p.m., Zimmerman died at Brandon Hospital. There are no signs of foul play.

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