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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday September 12th, 2018 :: 06:15 p.m. PDT


Inmate Death

Nature of Incident: Inmate Death
Report Number: 18-142908
Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility; 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura
Date & Time: 09/11/2018 @ 11:15 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
PTDF Classification Unit
PTDF Legal Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D) Jeffrey Louis Kibler
On September 11, 2018, at approximately 11:15 AM, deputies at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (PTDF) noticed that Jeffrey Kibler was experiencing a medical issue while in the dayroom of his assigned housing section.  Deputies contacted jail medical staff to evaluate Kibler, who was coherent and able to communicate about his condition.  During the evaluation, jail medical staff believed Kibler’s condition was deteriorating.  Therefore, Ventura City Fire Department and American Medical Response personnel were summoned to provide more advanced care.  Kibler was transported from the PTDF to Ventura County Medical Center at approximately 11:48 AM.  Unfortunately, Kibler’s condition continued to deteriorate at the hospital and he was pronounced deceased at approximately 2:54 PM.
The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, pending autopsy results from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office.  As a matter of policy, the causes of all inmate deaths are investigated by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau.
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Dean Worthy  
News Release Date: 09/12/2018  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Garo Kuredjian
(805) 797-6322;
Approved by: Captain Jeff Miller  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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