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Gen. Man. Proc. 704

Apparent Sudden Deaths

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The San Antonio Police Department has 3 primary responsibilities involving the handling of apparent sudden death: 1 Reporting all apparent deaths to _. 2 Notification of the legal _ of the victim. 3 Safeguarding the victim's _ . the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office; next of kin; personal property
The deceased must be pronounced dead by a _ either at a hospital or at the scene before removal to a funeral home. physician
The deceased is transported to the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office by _ when the physician for the deceased cannot be contacted. contract ambulance
When the deceased is a victim of an apparent suicide, suicide notes along with _ of the deceased, if available, are forwarded to the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office handwriting samples
Valuables on the body of the deceased remain with the body when the body is transported to _. Valuables that are visible on the body are noted in the offense report. the Medical Examiner's Office.
When the body of the deceased is transported to a hospital or funeral home, valuables on the body of the deceased are placed in _. the Property Room.
Officers dispatched to a private residence to investigate an apparent sudden death secure the premises before leaving the scene and, if necessary, arrange for a patrol by for a period of _ days. 5
In violent deaths, legal next of kin notification will be the responsibility of _ or _ assigned to the investigation if the legal next of kin lives in Bexar County. the Homicide Unit detective; Night CID Unit detective
Notification of violent deaths will be made as soon as possible in person by an _ and a _. investigating detective; uniformed officer
If an investigating detective is not on duty or available, a _ will make the notification in person. uniformed sergeant
_ organizations have registered nurses on staff and on call 24 hours a day to assist the families with patient care of the terminally ill. Hospice
EMS Unit personnel are not required to make the scene if a _ determines the complainant has expired. hospice nurse
Created by: toniazzo