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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-020

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 22, 2016
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    Inmate Death

    Inmate was discovered deceased in his pod during bed checks.
    • Thursday
    • January 21, 2016
    • Time: 10:28 AM
    • Orient Road Jail
    • 1201 Orient Road
    • Tampa


    Gerard Geddes
    DOB 5-13-62
    Booking # 16001856


    On January 21, 2016 at approximately 10:28 am, inmate Gerard Geddes was discovered deceased in his pod during bed checks. Deputies immediately performed CPR and notified jail medical staff which responded and took over.  Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded and transported Geddes to Tampa General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  No foul play is suspected.
    Medical Examiners Office will determine cause of death.

    Geddes had been in jail since January 14, 2016 on one charge, FTA Operating While Driver's License Suspended, Canceled or Revoked.

    Sheriff's Office was unable to locate any next of kin until tonight.
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