Corporal Bryant Searcy of the Wayne County (MI) Sheriff's Office was killed by an inmate Wednesday, officials say. (Photo: Wayne County SO) -

Corporal Bryant Searcy of the Wayne County (MI) Sheriff's Office was killed by an inmate Wednesday, officials say. (Photo: Wayne County SO)

A 50-year-old Wayne County (MI) Sheriff’s corporal died after authorities say he was brutally attacked by a jail inmate Wednesday night.

Sheriff’s officials said a 28-year-old inmate assaulted Cpl. Bryant Searcy shortly after 10 p.m. at the jail in Detroit. Searcy later died at Detroit Receiving Hospital, MetroTimes reports.

The sheriff's office issued the following statement:

"It is with heartfelt sadness and deep regret that the Wayne County Sheriff's Office announces the passing of Corporal Bryant Searcy. Searcy was hired as a police officer in November of 2002. He rose to the rank of Corporal and was currently assigned to Jail Division 2, located at 525 Clinton Street, Detroit.

"On 9/2/2020, at approximately 10:00 pm., Corporal Searcy was attacked by an inmate at Jail Division 2. As a result of the ensuing struggle, Corporal Searcy was gravely injured. He was treated on scene by jail medical personnel and Detroit EMS. He was conveyed to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died.

"The suspect in the attack is a 28 year old male, and he remains in custody. The Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit will be conducting the criminal investigation of this matter. Corporal Searcy is survived by a wife and daughter. Our prayers go out for them. As of this time, there is no information on funeral arrangements."

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