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Man dies after 'intoxicated person' call to probation office reveals medical emergency

Police realized Colby Hendon needed medical attention and took him to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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Department of Community Supervision Douglasville, Georgia

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — State agents are investigating the death of a man who authorities say had a medical emergency at a probation office and died after a police ride to the hospital.

The Douglasville Police Department said that, on Monday, officers were called to the state probation office on Duralee Lane regarding reports of an intoxicated person.

However, police said that they realized on arrival that the man needed immediate medical attention. Douglasville authorities said state probation officers helped them get the man into a police car and to an area emergency room.

The man, identified by police as 27-year-old Colby Hendon, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Due to the fact that the man was taken to the hospital by way of a police vehicle, Douglasville Police turned the investigation over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The police department doesn't intend to release any further information about the incident until after the GBI completes its investigation. Typically, the GBI turns its findings over to the area district attorney for any possible prosecution.

However, police made no indication that they believed foul play was involved in the death.


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