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Deputy Sheriff William Maroon

Details:Deputy Sheriff William MaroonNye County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Saturday, June 28, 1952Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, June 28, 1952Weapon Used: Officer’s handgunSuspect Info: Died in prison  Deputy Maroon was shot and killed during an escape from the Nye County Jail.  He was preparing to serve a […]

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Private Frank John McManus

Details:Private Frank John McManusNevada State PoliceEnd of Watch: Saturday, April 19, 1941Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: 1 yearBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Saturday, April 19, 1941Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Private Frank McManus was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to overtake a tractor trailer on US Highway 93 near McGill, Nevada.   His […]

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Sheriff James Rattazzi

Details:Sheriff James RattazziEureka County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Tuesday, December 6, 1938Biographical Information:Age: 42Tour of Duty: 12 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Tuesday, December 6, 1938Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Sheriff Rattazzi was killed in an automobile accident while returning to Eureka after going to Palisade on business. The accident occurred one mile north of Eureka.Sheriff […]

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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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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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Chief of Police John Raymond Nelson

Details:Chief of Police John Raymond NelsonWinnemucca Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Sunday, March 6, 1921Biographical Information:Age: 28Tour of Duty: 4 monthsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Monday, February 28, 1921Weapon Used: Handgun, pistolSuspect Info: Shot and killed  Chief Nelson succumbed to gunshot wounds received six days earlier while investigating the theft of cases of shoes […]

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Deputy Sheriff George T. Requa

Details:Deputy Sheriff George T. RequaElko County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Friday, March 5, 1920Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Sunday, February 22, 1920Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Apprehended  Deputy Requa and Constable Arthur St. Clair, of the Deeth Constable’s Office, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest […]

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Deputy Sheriff J. J. Monahan

Details:Deputy Sheriff J. J. MonahanLincoln County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Wednesday, June 20, 1906Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Wednesday, June 20, 1906Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Apprehended  Deputy Monahan was shot and killed while trying to keep order during an uprising involving a large group of […]

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Deputy Sheriff Harry Mannon

Details:Deputy Sheriff Harry MannonNye County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Wednesday, April 5, 1905Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: 1 monthBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Thursday, March 23, 1905Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Unknown  Deputy Mannon succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two weeks earlier while he and another deputy attempted to arrest five men who […]

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Night Watchman Joe Mulholland

Details:Night Watchman Joe MulhollandLas Vegas Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Sunday, October 1, 1905Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Sunday, October 1, 1905Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Acquitted  Watchman Mulholland was shot and killed by a man he had arrested earlier in the night. After taking the man […]

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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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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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