Deputy Sheriff Gary Raymond Downs

Deputy Sheriff Gary Raymond Downs
Nye County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Saturday, August 22, 1992

Biographical Information:
Age: 47
Tour of Duty: Unknown
Badge Number: Unknown


Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 22, 1992
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: Unknown






Deputy Downs suffered a heart attack following a struggle in which he was punched in the chest. The incident occurred after several deputies responded to a report of a man attempting to gain entry into a house after he had been thrown out by the owner. A violent struggle ensued between the suspect and the deputies in which Deputy Downs was punched in the chest. He collapsed at the scene and died a short time later at the hospital.
Deputy Downs was survived by his wife and two children.