Barron County Jail Inmate Dies from Apparent Suicide

posted Mar 20, 2017, 9:28 AM by Ryan Quinn
An inmate at the Barron County jail has died from injuries suffered during an apparent suicide attempt.  

According to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, inmates in the jail reported to jail staff, that an inmate, 57-year old Loren Branstad of Cumberland, was trying to kill himself at about 245pm Saturday.  

Jail staff, along with Gold Cross Ambulance, responded and began medical procedures.  

Bronstad was flown to an Eau Claire hospital, where he later passed away.  The incident remains under investigation.