Category Archives: Lander County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Fred Nelson

Details:Deputy Sheriff Fred NelsonLander County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Tuesday, May 24, 1966Biographical Information:Age: 40Tour of Duty: 4 weeksBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Tuesday, May 24, 1966Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Deputy Nelson was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 8A while responding to the sheriff’s office after receiving a radio call to report to […]

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Deputy Lawrence E. Schmidtlein

Details:Deputy Lawrence E. SchmidtleinLander County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Monday, September 21, 1964Biographical Information:Age: 67Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Monday, September 21, 1964Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A  Deputy Schmidtlein was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to apprehend two juvenile runaways. His patrol overturned on a gravely portion of a […]

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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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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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