Sheriff: Inmate from the Sedgwick County Jail passes away at hospital

Sedgwick County Jail (KSN File Photo)
Sedgwick County Jail (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – The Sedgwick County Sheriff Department says 60-year-old Robert Ward Dalen died this morning from chronic medical issues.

It happened around 12:17 a.m.

Detention and medical staff responded to a medical emergency in a single person cell.

Dalen was pronounced dead at 2:41 a.m. at the hospital.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and sheriff’s office detectives were notified of the death per policy.

An autopsy will be performed.

Dalen was booked into the Detention Facility on June 27, 2013 on bench warrants from the City of Wichita. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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