Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal dies after attack inside jail – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

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DETROIT – A 50-year-old Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal has died after being assaulted at the Wayne County Jail in Downtown Detroit, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Late Wednesday evening, Corporal Bryant Searcy was attacked by a 28-year-old inmate. Searcy was taken to the hospital where he died. He was a member of the Sheriff’s Office since 2002. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.

The 28-year-old inmate remains in custody.

The Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement:

It is with heartfelt sadness and deep regret that the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of Corporal Bryant Searcy. Searcy was hired as a police officer in November of 2002. He rose to the rank of Corporal and was currently assigned to Jail Division 2, located at 525 Clinton Street, Detroit.

On 9/2/2020, at approximately 10:00 pm., Corporal Searcy was attacked by an inmate at Jail Division 2. As a result of the ensuing struggle, Corporal Searcy was gravely injured. He was treated on scene by jail medical personnel and Detroit EMS. He was conveyed to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died.

The suspect in the attack is a 28 year old male, and he remains in custody. The Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit will be conducting the criminal investigation of this matter. Corporal Searcy is survived by a wife and daughter. Our prayers go out for them. As of this time, there is no information on funeral arrangements.

Daniel Pfannes, Undersheriff Wayne County Sheriff’s Office�

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