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Attempted Suicide

KSAL Staff - November 23, 2015 10:41 am

Saline County Jail

An inmate found hanging in a Saline County Jail cell remains unconscious at the hospital.

According to Captain Roger Soldan with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, an inmate alerted deputies after waking up to find 49-year-old John J. Tripp hanging from the top bunk in his cell.

Deputies performed CPR before Tripp was transported to Salina Regional Health Center early Sunday morning around 1:20am.

Captain Soldan tells KSAL News that Tripp had wrapped a pair of jail issued pants around his neck.

Tripp, who is from Keystone, Florida had been in the Saline County Jail since since October 31st on drug charges.

Doug Clemens

November 24, 2015 at 9:12 am

who cares if these thugs wish to die saves everyone time and money.

Nicole Wolf

November 24, 2015 at 8:41 pm

Dear sir that commented below,
That is one of the most insensitive things I’ve heard this week. Would you say that to one of Jon’s family members? I just happen to be sitting next to one of them. Their eyes filled with tears as we read your comment. From your lack of knowledge/compassion about Jon I’m going to say that you’ve never had to deal with someone you love dying from a self inflicted disease. I will not stoop to your level. So please shut your damn mouth. Have a great day. If you get some free time you should do some reading.

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