Death Rates soar at Snohomish County Jail since 2009

It almost seems that Ty Trenary & John Lovick are having a contest to see who can let more people die at the Snohomish County Jail. It’s getting close to a tie…

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s dept took over jail operations in January of 2009, Aaron Reardon fought it, but no one listened. He warned us but no one really cared & then as usual he caved in to political pressure

There is a constant in the media, claiming there have been 10 deaths in the jail since 2010, but the focus should be on when the Sheriff took over the jail.


1} August 2009 The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 25-year-old man early Saturday in a holding cell at the Snohomish County Jail. No one ever cared to publish his name or do a follow up


2} April 2010 Landon Hayes, 38, died from heart disease. He’d been jailed a month earlier for investigation of unlawful imprisonment and making death threats to a roommate


3} November 2011  Lyndsey Elizabeth Lason, 27 yrs old died after drowning in her own mucus from a respiratory infection

4} November 2011 Diane Cowling, 65, died of natural causes the same month. She was found dead in the morning by guards

5} December 2011 Jason Elliott of Mill Creek, 32 yrs old, was found hanging from a hook in his cell with a sheet tied around his neck in what detectives determined was a suicide. He was jailed the day before for investigation of possessing marijuana plants.


6} July 2012 Michael Saffioti, 22, died in a Snohomish County Jail cell of what his mother believes was a severe allergic reaction.

7} September 2012 William Williams, 59, died in jail after jail staff Tased and put him in an isolation cell. Last year the Snohomish County Medical Examiner ruled the death was homicide.


8} February 2013 A 41-year-old inmate who died Thursday in the Snohomish County Jail has been identified as Leon B. Moore of Snohomish


Jun 3, 2013 – John Lovick, former state legislator and Washington State Trooper, was … Council vote unanimous for Sheriff to become County Executive. Lovick officially hands the jail keys over to Ty Trenary


1} July 2013 Kathleen Ann Swann-Deutsch, 51, died in the Snohomish County jail. Officials said contributing factors in her death included probable alcohol withdrawal .


2} January 2014  Lindsay M. Kronberger, 24, died in January 2014 from probable heart problems, dehydration and opiate withdrawal. Leon Benjamin Moore

3} May 2014 Melissa Bradford 42 yrs old died while in custody at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett. The jail didn’t even bother to notify her family she was dead, an inmate got out & told the family she was gone.

4} July 2014  21 yr old man died at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett around 6 p.m. Saturday, officials said Monday. Word on the cause of death was not immediately available.

5} September 2014 ~ 19 yr old Travis A. Nelson-Martinez, On Tuesday, Sept. 9, at approximately 11:30 p.m., he was found unresponsive in his cell.

6} September 2014: Marilyn E. Mowan, 62, died from an apparent medical problem. She had been booked for assault.

7} September 2014: Crystal D. Hollaway, 33, was found hanging in her cell.


LOVICK ~ 8          TRENARY ~ 7

John Lovick averaged 1 death every 6 months but, Ty Trenary is averaging about 1 every 3 months. They don’t tell you about all of the people who have died there. The Herald finally caught onto it but the jail still won’t release the TRUE records of folks who have died after something has gone wrong in the jail if they died outside of the jail (while still in custody)

One death in the jail is too many let a lone 15 deaths with 5 of them in LESS then a 15 months. 3 in one month alone.

The jail “claims” they don’t have enough money to hire more doctors or qualified mental health care workers yet they can build a big new fancy multi-million dollar jail while stripping law abiding citizens of their land & buildings in a classic land grab It is no coincidence that one of those attorneys’ Royce Furguson sued the county & won.

The thing to remember is that these are people, not just numbers or statistics. There will never be one more chance for them, they leave behind those who loved them while they wait in vain for some type of justice. The DOJ launched an investigation in 2013 but nothing came of that, they said they needed more nurses then left.

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