NEW ORLEANS—The Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office reports that community service inmate Shedrick Godfrey, born April 19, 1961, expired at the Ochsner Baptist Medical Center on Monday.
At midday on Monday, Godfrey was on a community service detail with several inmates when he collapsed. Life saving efforts were begun by supervising deputies certified in CPR, until EMS arrived.
Godfrey was transported to Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 1 p.m. by an emergency medicine physician who declared the cause of death as a probable heart attack or massive blood clot. A preliminary autopsy report from the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office confirmed this finding.
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