Clackamas County Jail officials are performing a review of policies and procedures, a practice they say is standard, following the death of a 51-year old man found alone in his jail cell Sunday evening. Earlier called “non-criminal in nature,” the death has been ruled a suicide by the Oregon State Medical Examiner.
Corrections deputies found Brian Truman Hebener in a ligature about 7:30 p.m., February 3, and records show they immediately began medical care. Emergency medical services responded and continued the effort, but were unsuccessful.
|The death of Brian Truman Hebener has been ruled a suicide - CCJ photo |
Hebener was pronounced dead a little more than an hour after he was lodged in the jail. He had been arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and harassment by Oregon City Police officers, and was reportedly sleeping off a level of intoxication, detectives said. The jail’s web site indicated that Hebener was to be cited and released.
The autopsy was completed Monday evening.
The sheriff’s office is completing the investigation of what they called an “unfortunate event”, a news release stated.