Deceased Contra Costa inmate identified as Alamo man

24-year-old pronounced dead at hospital after being found unresponsive in jail cell Thursday

An inmate found dead in a cell at Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on Thursday has been identified as David Bremer, 24, of Alamo.

Bremer was pronounced dead at Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center in Martinez on Thursday after he was found unresponsive in a cell at the Martinez Detention Facility, according to a Contra Costa County coroner's spokesman Jimmy Lee.

He was arrested in Walnut Creek on an outstanding warrant and on suspicion of resisting arrest and booked into jail around 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the sheriff's office.

Lee said Bremer talked about wanting to harm himself during a medical screening at the jail.

As a result, deputies placed him in what is known as a safety cell and checked on him regularly, the spokesman said.

Deputies went to check on the inmate around 7:35 a.m. and found him unresponsive. Medical staff rendered aid and he was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Lee declined to say whether Bremer was found with any objects he might have used to hurt himself.

The coroner's office was set to perform an autopsy on his body Friday.

The death is under investigation, following standard procedure in the event of an in-custody fatality. A coroner's inquest will be held to have a jury determine Bremer's manner of death.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Jaclyn & Ty
a resident of Danville
on Mar 22, 2014 at 11:08 am

RIP David.. Can't believe another good, old friend is gone. Me (Jaclyn) and Ty will always love & miss u. We'll always remember the good days of kickin it in middle school & high school & havin hella fun. You'll be missed & always be in our hearts..
~ Jaclyn D. & Ty M.

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Posted by Samantha
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 22, 2014 at 11:36 pm

David- wish we could all just go back to the easy days and remind each other to take it easy on ourselves as we get older. You will be dearly missed, and we will carry you in our heart's and memories of you

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Posted by Stephen McDonell's mom
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:40 am

I was heartbroken to hear of your passing and am keeping your dear family in my thoughts and prayers. Stephen is so sad and wishes so much that he could turn back time and share so many good time again.
May you rest in peace sweetheart.

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Posted by Barbie
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 25, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I am so very sorry to hear. RIP David.Prayers to family and friends.
San Ramon

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