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Posted on: December 18, 2018

JeffCo Investigating In-Custody Death


On December 15 at 4:45 a.m. inmate Jeffery John Gillis, DOB 11/29/50, was taken from the Jefferson County jail to St. Anthony’s Hospital due to declining health issues. Though he initially improved, he suffered a medical event just before 2:00 a.m. the following day and died at the hospital on December 16, 2018.

Gillis was arrested on August 15, 2018, by Lakewood Police on charges of obstructing government operations and resisting arrest.

The death is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the District Attorney’s Office. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will determine the exact cause and manner of death at the completion of its investigation.

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