About our Sheriff's Office

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Built o​n the cornerstones of accountability, efficiency, professionalism, and therefore excellence, the Sheriff's Office consists of over 1,100 employees. These outstanding Civilians and Deputies serve public safety in the Jail Division, Communications Division, Civil Division, Administration Division, and Criminal Division. Since 1822, the Marion County Sheriff's Office has dedicated its personnel to better serve and protect the citizens of Marion County.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Marion County Jail Death in Custody

Jail inmate Mary Harris, 48 years of age, suffered a seizure this morning at the Marion County Jail. She received prompt emergency medical care by the Jail's medical staff, as well as Indianapolis EMS. Ms. Harris was subsequently transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8:05 AM.

Ms. Harris was arrested on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 2:51 PM, in the 100 block of E. 30th Street. The arrest was for public intoxication and criminal trespass. 

The Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.  In addition, the matter is under investigation by the Marion County Sheriff's Office.