Category Archives: Reno Police Department

Police Officer Michael Robert Scofield

Details:Police Officer Michael Robert ScofieldReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 2002Biographical Information:Age: 54Tour of Duty: 30 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Vehicular assaultDate of Incident: Thursday, September 26, 2002Weapon Used: Automobile, Narcotics involvedSuspect Info: Sentenced to 2 years      Officer Michael Scofield was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to an accident with injuries at 1200 hours.  […]

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Police Officer John C. Bohach

Details:Police Officer John C. BohachReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Wednesday, August 22, 2001Biographical Information:Age: 35Tour of Duty: 13 yearsBadge Number: 1818 Incident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Wednesday, August 22, 2001Weapon Used: RifleSuspect Info: Sentenced to life      Officer John Bohach was shot and killed with a high-powered rifle while he was assisting other officers in setting up a perimeter […]

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Police Officer Keith Tadashi Hashimoto

Details:Police Officer Keith Tadashi HashimotoReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Friday, March 29, 1996Biographical Information:Age: 36Tour of Duty: 7 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Training accidentDate of Incident: Friday, March 29, 1996Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A      Officer Keith Hashimoto was killed during a training accident at Fallon Naval Air Station. Officer Hashimoto and other members of the department were conducting […]

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Detective James Duane Hoff

Details:Detective James Duane HoffReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Monday, June 25, 1979Biographical Information:Age: 33Tour of Duty: 7 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: StabbedDate of Incident: Monday, June 25, 1979Weapon Used: Edged weapon, knifeSuspect Info: Sentenced to death    Patrolman Hoff was stabbed to death after being abducted during an undercover narcotics transaction. Although the operation was under surveillance […]

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Auxiliary Officer Michael J. Mills

Details:Auxiliary Officer Michael J. MillsReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Saturday, January 18, 1969Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Vehicular assaultDate of Incident: Saturday, January 18, 1969Weapon Used: Automobile, alcohol involvedSuspect Info: Apprehended   Auxiliary Officer Mills was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and his partner assisted a disabled motorist on North Virginia Street. […]

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Detective Sergeant Allen A. Glass

Details:Detective Sergeant Allen A. GlassReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Saturday, November 8, 1947Biographical Information:Age: 36Tour of Duty: 3 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, November 8, 1947Weapon Used: Handgun, .38 caliberSuspect Info: Executed in 1949  Sergeant Glass and Captain LeRoy Geach were shot and killed while attempting to question a burglary suspect in a […]

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Detective Captain LeRoy Joseph Geach

Details:Detective Captain LeRoy Joseph GeachReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Saturday, November 8, 1947Biographical Information:Age: 56Tour of Duty: 12 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, November 8, 1947Weapon Used: Handgun, .38 caliberSuspect Info: Executed in 1949  Captain Geach and Sergeant Allen Glass were shot and killed while attempting to question a burglary suspect in a hotel […]

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Deputy Sheriff Clifford Drietzler

Details:Deputy Sheriff Clifford DrietzlerWhite Pine County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 1941Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Wednesday, November 5, 1941Weapon Used: Officer’s handgunSuspect Info: Paroled after 20 years  Deputy Drietzler was shot and killed with his own weapon service revolver while checking on a suspicious car that […]

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Police Officer Wilson Fugate

Details:Police Officer Wilson FugateReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Tuesday, July 2, 1929Biographical Information:Age: 58Tour of Duty: 72 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Heart attackDate of Incident: Tuesday, July 2, 1929Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Officer Fugate was involved in a fight with suspect. There was a violent struggle and Officer Fugate apparently died of a heart failure a few […]

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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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Patrolman Charles A. Browne

Details:Patrolman Charles A. BrowneReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Sunday, November 10, 1907Biographical Information:Age: 35Tour of Duty: 9 monthsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Gunfire (accidental)Date of Incident: Friday, November 8, 1907Weapon Used: Handgun, pistolSuspect Info: Shot and killed  Patrolman Browne was shot and mortally wounded when he attempted to arrest a man who pulled a pistol […]

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Police Officer Harry P. Brown

Details:Police Officer Harry P. BrownReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Saturday, September 26, 1905Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: AssaultDate of Incident: Saturday, September 26, 1905Weapon Used: PersonSuspect Info: Unknown  Officer Brown was involved in an arrest situation sometime around the first week of September 1905.  The suspect kicked Officer Brown quite […]

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