Harford County Detention Center Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest


Officials at the Harford County Detention Center said an inmate who suffered a cardiac arrest has died.

Around 12:24 p.m. Saturday, the Harford County Detention Center medical staff evaluated an inmate’s health and determined that he should be taken to a hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department and an Advanced Life Support ambulance arrived on scene at 12:36 p.m. The inmate was transported to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center a short time later.

Harford County Detention Center

Medical officials at the hospital pronounced the man dead at 5:28 p.m. after he experienced a heart attack.

The inmate has been identified as 54-year-old John Kobler Burkley II, who was booked into the Detention Center on August 15 for violation of probation. He was initially charged with driving under the influence.

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