Pulaski County Police, Coroner Investigate Hanging


The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Pulaski County Coroner are investigating an apparent suicide in the Medaryville community.

The Pulaski County 911 Dispatch Center received a call Saturday afternoon that a man was hanging in a garage in Medaryville. The dispatchers, who are trained as emergency medical dispatchers, gave information over the phone on how to prolong the victim’s life until emergency responders could arrive at the scene. Richard Scott Reid, 46, was then airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He later died of the injuries he received in the hanging.

Reid was the apparent victim of a suicide after a domestic dispute with an ex-girlfriend. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Pulaski County police do not suspect foul play.