Inmate Identified in Suicide at the El Paso County Jail

May 15, 2020

On Tuesday May 12, 2020, at approximately 1:15 PM, a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.   

A male inmate was found in his cell attempting suicide by hanging. When additional deputies responded to the ward, the inmate was not breathing and had no pulse. The deputies initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with the assistance of responding medical staff.  

Despite lifesaving efforts, the male was pronounced deceased.

The inmate has been identified as Michael Roach, age 45.  

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Roach's family and friends. 

MR 20-084