Deputy Sheriff Harry Ward Swaney

Deputy Sheriff Harry Ward Swaney
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: August 12, 1935

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

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Vehicle crash
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 4, 1935
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: Unknown



Deputy Swaney, acting in the capacity of a traffic officer was returning to the scene of a traffic accident where he had left his police motorcycle.  The driver of the vehicle he was riding in collided with another vehicle.  Deputy Swaney’s leg was broken and he received other injuries.  Deputy Swaney died on the operating table while undergoing surgery for injuries he received in the accident on August 4, 1935.