Category Archives: 1960-1931

Constable George Cotant

Details:Constable George CotantMountain City Constable’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Wednesday, September 29, 1937Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Wednesday, September 28, 1937Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Constable Cotant was killed in an automobile accident while returning to Mountain City from Elko, where he was conducting business. His vehicle went out […]

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Deputy Sheriff Harry Ward Swaney

Details:Deputy Sheriff Harry Ward SwaneyWashoe County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: August 12, 1935Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Vehicle crashDate of Incident: Saturday, August 4, 1935Weapon Used: N/ASuspect 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 […]

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Sheriff Selah Graham Lamb

Details:Sheriff Selah Graham LambHumboldt County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Saturday, October 7, 1933Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: 35 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, October 7, 1933Weapon Used: RifleSuspect Info: Committed suicide  Sheriff Lamb was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had threatened to kill his ex-wife. The woman and […]

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Officer Ernest James May

Details:Officer Ernest James MayLas Vegas Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Thursday, June 8, 1933Biographical Information:Age: 38Tour of Duty: 8 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Thursday, June 8, 1933Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Shot and killed  Officer Ernest May was shot and killed while responding to a shooting call at a local hotel. The callers had stated […]

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Patrolman Herbert D. Long

Details:Patrolman Herbert D. LongEly Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Sunday, January 10, 1932Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Sunday, January 10, 1932Weapon Used: Rifle, .25-.35Suspect Info: Apprehended  Patrolman Long was shot and killed while confiscating a gun from a bar owner shortly after 0430 hours. Patrolman Long, who was on night duty, […]

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Sheriff L.W. Chiara

Details:Sheriff L.W. ChiaraLander County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Friday, July 22, 1932Biographical Information:Age: 50Tour of Duty: 8 monthsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Friday, July 22, 1932Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Unknown  Sheriff Chiara was shot and killed when he interrupted a car theft in Battle Mountain at approximately 0200 hours. The suspects shot […]

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Police Officer Ross Petersen

Details:Police Officer Ross PetersenReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Friday, September 11, 1931Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Friday, September 11, 1931Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: One shot and killed  Officer Petersen was shot and killed when he interrupted two burglars at Reno High School. He was serving as night watchman […]

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