Category Archives: Elko County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence

Details:Deputy Sheriff Denny LawrenceElko County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: January 17, 2012Biographical Information:Age: 77Tour of Duty: 26 yearsBadge Number: 228Incident Details:Cause of Death: GunshotDate of Incident: June 26, 1982Weapon Used: GunSuspect Info: Shot and killed on scene      On 26 June 1982, Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence responded to a minor traffic accident on US 93 south of Jackpot, Nevada. At the accident […]

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Sergeant Travis H. Maki

Details:Sergeant Travis H. MakiElko County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Saturday, November 29, 1997Biographical Information:Age: 32Tour of Duty: 10 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: FallDate of Incident: Saturday, November 29, 1997Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unavailable      Sergeant Maki was killed after falling from a freeway overpass while setting out flares at a traffic accident. Sergeant Maki was placing the flares at the […]

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Deputy Sheriff Charles Lewis

Details:Deputy Sheriff Charles LewisElko County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Monday, March 2, 1925Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: 20 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Monday, March 2, 1925Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Sentenced to life  Deputy Lewis was shot and killed while walking a man to jail in Elko. The man had been arrested at […]

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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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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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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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