Deputy Sheriff John Holmes
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Saturday August 27, 1910
Tour of Duty: Unknown
Badge Number: Unknown
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 27, 1910
Weapon Used: Rifle
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Deputy Holmes was shot and killed while making his nightly rounds in National, Nevada. He encountered an intoxicated man terrorizing citizens with a rifle. As he attempted to disarm and arrest the man he was shot in the chest.
The Humboldt County Sheriff was notified of the incident the next morning and immediately drove to National and arrested the suspect. He returned the suspect to Winnemucca due to threats of a lynching by the citizens of National.
Deputy Holmes was the only law enforcement officer in the area of National.