Detective James Duane Hoff

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.