The Christian County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Illinois State Police and Christian County Coroner, is investigating the apparent suicide of Dennis E. Adams that occurred within the correctional facility at approximately 05:30 am on Friday, November 4th, 2011.
Corrections Officer James Bedinger made the discovery during the course of his rounds. He immediately extricated Mr. Adams and attempted CPR. Additional personnel from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorville Police Department, Taylorville Fire Department, and Dunn’s Ambulance responded to the scene. Mr. Adams was removed to Taylorville Memorial Hospital were he was pronounced dead.