Details: 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.