Details: Detective James Duane Hoff Reno Police Department End of Watch: Monday, June 25, 1979
Biographical Information: Age: 33 Tour of Duty: 7 years Badge Number: Unknown
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Stabbed Date of Incident: Monday, June 25, 1979 Weapon Used: Edged weapon, knife Suspect Info: Sentenced to death
Patrolman Hoff was stabbed to death after being abducted during an undercover narcotics transaction. Although the operation was under surveillance by six officers the suspects were able to abduct him and stabbed him to death before dumping his body near the Dog Valley Road summit. Three suspects were convicted of his murder. One was sentenced to death and two were sentenced to life.
Patrolman Hoff had been with the agency for seven years.