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Sweere found dead in jail

An inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Otter Tail County Detention Facility on October 16 at 11:34 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 12:07 a.m.

During routine checks, a correction officer found Derek Sweere, 41, of Perham unresponsive in his cell, after being secured alone for the evening.

The staff immediately performed life-saving measures, advised the dispatch of medical emergency personnel in the jail, and requested an ambulance. The Fergus Falls Police Department and the Ringdahl Ambulance service assisted. . .

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