Category Archives: 1900-1861

Watchman Alex R. Coryell

Details:Watchman Alex R. CoryellVirginia City Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Thursday, June 25, 1891Biographical Information:Age: 59Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Heart attackDate of Incident: Thursday, June 25, 1891Weapon Used: PersonSuspect Info: Unknown  Watchman Coryell suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being assaulted by a prisoner at approximately 0100 hours. Watchman Coryell and another […]

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Deputy Sheriff William B. Weaver

Details:Deputy Sheriff William B. WeaverElko County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Thursday, August 5, 1880Biographical Information:Age: 36Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Monday, August 2, 1880Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Shot and killed  Deputy Weaver succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier by a man who identified him as a deputy. Deputy Weaver […]

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Police Officer Humphrey Symons

Details:Police Officer Humphrey SymonsGold Hill Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Monday, July 21, 1879Biographical Information:Age: 35Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Monday, July 21, 1879Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Sentenced to life  Officer Symons was shot and killed while investigating a domestic disturbance. He was walking passed a house when he heard a […]

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Constable Nelson Houston

Details:Constable Nelson HoustonWard Constable’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Monday, March 4, 1878Biographical Information:Age: 56Tour of Duty: 10 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Monday, March 4, 1878Weapon Used: Officer’s handgunSuspect Info: Unknown  Constable Houston was shot in the head with his own service revolver after responding to a complaint at a boarding house. The complaint […]

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Deputy Sheriff William J. Kelley

Details:Deputy Sheriff William J. KelleyLander County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Monday, August 7, 1876Biographical Information:Age: 35Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: StabbedDate of Incident: Monday, August 7, 1876Weapon Used: Edged weapon, knifeSuspect Info: Unknown  Deputy Kelley was stabbed to death by a woman who was involved in an quarrel at the racetrack in Austin, Nevada. […]

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Undersheriff J. J. Ellis

Details:Undersheriff J. J. EllisElko County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Saturday, March 21, 1874Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: ExposureDate of Incident: Saturday, March 21, 1874Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A  Undersheriff Ellis succumbed to the cold while returning to Elko after collecting court fees. A massive search was launched after he failed to […]

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Prison Guard F. M. Isaacs

Details:Prison Guard F. M. IsaacsNevada State PrisonEnd of Watch: Friday, October 13, 1871Biographical Information:Age: 39Tour of Duty: 5 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Sunday, September 17, 1871Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Unknown  Guard Isaacs died of injured he received when he was shot during an escape attempt from the Nevada State Penitentiary.  Twenty nine […]

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Deputy Sheriff S.D. Sheldon

Details:Deputy Sheriff S.D. SheldonElko County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Monday, August 2, 1869Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Tuesday, July 27, 1869Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Unknown  Deputy Sheldon succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained six days earlier. He was shot in the head while on official business in Taoma, […]

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Deputized Civilian Walter Williams

Details:Deputized Civilian Walter WilliamsStorey County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Saturday, July 18, 1868Biographical Information:Age: 37Tour of Duty: 1 dayBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, July 18, 1868Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Committed suicide  Deputy Williams was shot and killed while riding with a posse to arrest a suspected thief. The suspect committed suicide after being […]

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Sheriff Timothy B. Smith

Details:Sheriff Timothy B. SmithOrmsby County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Tuesday, December 17, 1867Biographical Information:Age: 43Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Tuesday, December 17, 1867Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Shot and killed  Sheriff Smith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a shooting suspect at 2300 hours. He and two deputies […]

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Deputy Constable Richard L. Ryan

Details:Deputy Constable Richard L. RyanOphir City Constable’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Saturday, August 31, 1867Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: 1 dayBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, August 31, 1867Weapon Used: Handgun, revolverSuspect Info: Apprehended  Deputy Constable Ryan was shot and killed as he attempted to confiscate two mules on which a levy had been placed. […]

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Sheriff George Rogers

Details:Sheriff George RogersLincoln County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Thursday, March 1, 1866Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: 3 monthsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Thursday, March 1, 1866Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Executed  Sheriff Rogers was shot and killed by Indians while en route to recover stolen items in the area of Mountain Meadows. Sheriff […]

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Jailer Uriah S. Gregory

Details:Jailer Uriah S. GregoryStorey County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Thursday, June 21, 1866Biographical Information:Age: 71Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: AssaultDate of Incident: Thursday, June 21, 1866Weapon Used: Edged weapon, glass shardSuspect Info: Unknown  Jailer Gregory succumbed to injuries sustained several days earlier when he was attacked by two inmates who were attempting to escape from the […]

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Policeman Thomas Reed

Details:Policeman Thomas ReedVirginia City Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Sunday, April 12, 1863Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Sunday, April 12, 1863Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Acquitted  Policeman Reed and Policeman Dennis McMahon were shot and killed while attempting to arrest an outlaw. The suspect shot both officers in the […]

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Policeman Dennis McMahon

Details:Policeman Dennis McMahonVirginia City Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Sunday, April 12, 1863Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Sunday, April 12, 1863Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Acquitted  Policeman McMahon and Policeman Thomas Reed were shot and killed while attempting to arrest an outlaw. The suspect shot both officers in the […]

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Sheriff John L. Blackburn

Details:Sheriff John L. BlackburnCarson County Sheriff’s Office, NevadaEnd of Watch: Tbursday, November 28, 1861Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: 2 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: StabbedDate of Incident: Thursday, November 28, 1861Weapon Used: Edged weapon, knifeSuspect Info: Shot and killed  Sheriff Blackburn was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a suspect he had released from the […]

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