INMATE HAS APPARENT CARDIAC EVENT IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
Erie County Sheriff’s Division of Correctional Health reports David Stitt, 63 of Hamburg, who was remanded to the jail without bail on felony charges which include course of sexual conduct – two or more acts against a child less than 11-years-old, and use of a child less than 17-years-old in a sexual performance, died of an apparent cardiac event Sunday morning at the Erie County Correctional Facility. Inmate Stitt exited his cell and collapsed in the common area of the housing unit. Correctional Officers immediately performed CPR and call medical personnel. Medical personnel responded quickly and continued CPR as well as utilized an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The AED advised not to shock the patient and medical staff continued to perform CPR. An ambulance was called and arrived on-site while CPR continued, until the inmate was pronounced dead; ambulance personnel spoke with Erie County Medical Center personnel who pronounced Stitt deceased. The Sheriff’s Office has completed and submitted the necessary reports to the New York State Commission on Corrections within the mandated timetable.