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Blountstown Woman Who Died After Hospital Arrest Laid To Rest

Barbara Dawson
Posted at 9:13 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 09:44:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Blountstown woman who died after being discharged and arrested at a North Florida Hospital has been laid to rest.

Funeral services for Barbara Dawson were held Saturday afternoon at the Liberty County High School Gym in Bristol.

The 57-year-old died at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital just minutes after being released and detained.

Hospital staff say she was being disruptive so they called police to have her removed. She died after collapsing while being taken into custody.

Regardless of the circumstances, family and friends remember Dawson as a very giving person, with Saturday's service focusing on the importance of fair treatment for everyone along with forgiveness.

Meanwhile, there are two separate investigations looking into Dawson's death.

One by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement which is looking into the actions of the Blountstown Police Department.

The other, by the State Agency for Health Administration which is analyzing Dawson's discharge and treatment.