Morrison County Sheriff’s Office
February 13, 2023
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that on 02-11-2023 at approximately 6:57 pm, Morrison County Jail staff were alerted of an unresponsive inmate in a housing unit. Correctional officers immediately responded to the cell block and discovered an unresponsive inmate. Staff called for backup and Morrison County Deputies, Little Falls Police Department Officers, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service personnel and a nurse from St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, arrived on scene and assisted correctional officers with lifesaving efforts, to include administering Narcan. Upon working on the first inmate that was unresponsive, other inmates in the same housing unit began showing signs of a potential overdose. In total, 6 inmates showed signs of overdosing and 5 were treated with Narcan. All 6 male inmates in the same housing unit were transported to St. Gabriel’s Hospital for treatment and monitoring. After being evaluated at the hospital, the 6 inmates were cleared and released back to the Morrison County Jail.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has been notified of this incident. An investigation is being conducted by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Little Falls Police Department. Sheriff Larsen states that he is proud of everyone’s collaborative efforts, for their quick response and lifesaving actions, which ultimately saved the lives of 6 inmates.
This case remains an active investigation and no further information will be released at this time.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Little Falls Police Department, St. Gabriel’s Hospital Staff, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.