Category Archives: S-W Last Name

Police Officer Igor Soldo

Details:Police Officer Igor SoldoLas Vegas Metropolitan Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Sunday, June 8, 2014Biographical Information:Age: 31Tour of Duty: 8 years, 2 monthsBadge Number: 9153  Incident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Sunday, June 8, 2014Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: 1 shot and killed, 1 committed suicide      Police Officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck were shot and killed from ambush while […]

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Police Officer David Lee VanBuskirk

Details:Police Officer David Lee VanBuskirkLas Vegas Metropolitan Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Monday, July 22, 2013Biographical Information:Age: 36Tour of Duty: 13 years, 9 monthsBadge Number: 6482  Incident Details:Cause of Death: FallDate of Incident: Monday, July 22, 2013Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A      Police Officer Dave VanBuskirk died after falling during a nigh-time aerial rescue operation of a hiker on Mount Charleston.The hiker […]

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Special Agent Don Cleo Ware

Details:Special Agent Don Cleo WareUnited States Department of JusticeDrug Enforcement AdministrationEnd of Watch: Tuesday, October 12, 2004Biographical Information:Age: 64Tour of Duty: 25 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Monday, June 9, 1975Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A      Special Agent Don Ware died in 2004 from complications of gunshot wounds suffered in Mexico on June 9, 1975.

 He and another […]

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Deputy Sheriff John Nicholas Wiberg II

Details:Deputy Sheriff John Nicholas Wiberg IIWashoe County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Tuesday, May 11, 2004Biographical Information:Age: 38Tour of Duty: 14 yearsBadge Number: 825 Incident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Tuesday, May 11, 2004Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A      Deputy Wiberg was killed in an automobile accident while responding to an armed robbery call at a casino in Lemon Valley at 0200 […]

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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 Creighton Travis Spencer

Details:Police Officer Creighton Travis SpencerUnited States Department of the InteriorBureau of Indian AffairsEnd of Watch: Sunday, March 25, 2001Biographical Information:Age: 27Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Sunday, March 25, 2001Incident Location: NevadaWeapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A      Officer Creighton Spencer was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a reckless driver call […]

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Technical Sgt. Charles W. Simons III

Details:Technical Sgt. Charles W. Simons IIIUnited States Air Force Security ForcesEnd of Watch: Friday, November 19, 1999Biographical Information:Age: 37Tour of Duty: 19 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Struck by vehicleDate of Incident: Wednesday, November 17, 1999Incident Location: NevadaWeapon Used: AutomobileSuspect Info: Charged with involuntary manslaughter      Technical Sergeant Charles Simons died two days after being struck by a vehicle while directing […]

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Captain Jack Lee Spencer Sr.

Details:Captain Jack Lee Spencer Sr.United States Department of the InteriorBureau of Indian AffairsEnd of Watch: Saturday, September 5, 1998Biographical Information:Age: 55Tour of Duty: 30 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Saturday, September 5, 1998Incident Location: NevadaWeapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A      Captain Spencer was killed in an automobile accident on I-80 near Reno, Nevada. He […]

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Sergeant George Daniel Sullivan

Details:Sergeant George Daniel SullivanUniversity of Nevada Reno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Tuesday, January 13, 1998Biographical Information:Age: 43Tour of Duty: 18 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: AssaultDate of Incident: Tuesday, January 13, 1998Weapon Used: Edged weapon, hatchetSuspect Info: Sentenced to death      Sergeant George Sullivan was found beaten to death next to his patrol car at approximately 1:00 am.  Sergeant Sullivan […]

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Sergeant Richard Lewis Willson

Details:Sergeant Richard Lewis WillsonMineral County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Monday, July 25, 1994Biographical Information:Age: 45Tour of Duty: 3 years, 2 monthsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Heart attackDate of Incident: Monday, July 25, 1994Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A      Sergeant Richard Willson suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot chase and being assaulted. After catching the suspect he was […]

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Police Officer Donald Charles Weese

Details:Police Officer Donald Charles WeeseLas Vegas Metropolitan Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Friday, October 23, 1992Biographical Information:Age: 25Tour of Duty: 2 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Friday, October 23, 1992Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown     Officer Weese was killed while responding to a call of an officer being under fire. Officer Weese was responding in code along with […]

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Corrections Sergeant Vincent Tatum

Details:Corrections Sergeant Vincent TatumNevada Department of CorrectionsEnd of Watch: September 25, 1982Biographical Information:Age: 26Tour of Duty: 4 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: September 25, 1982Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Unsolved    On  September 25, 1982  the body of  Correction s Sergeant Vincent Tatum ‘s  was found  in the desert east of Las Vegas,  Sergeant Tatum had been […]

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Police Officer Clark Anthony Woolridge

Details:Police Officer Clark Anthony WoolridgeLas Vegas Metropolitan Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Sunday, August 12, 1979Biographical Information:Age: 22Tour of Duty: 1 yearBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Friday, August 10, 1979Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown    Officer Clark Wooldridge was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a report of a fight caused by a traffic crash. During […]

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Patrolman Clyde A. (Rusty) Walters

Details:Patrolman Clyde A. (Rusty) WaltersElko Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Thursday, February 20, 1975Biographical Information:Age: 37Tour of Duty: 3 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Monday, February 17, 1975Weapon Used: Handgun, .22 caliberSuspect Info: Shot and killed   Patrolman Walters succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while he and his partner attempted to serve a warrant on […]

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Officer James B. Slagle

Details:Officer James B. SlagleNorth Las Vegas Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Friday, November 30, 1973Biographical Information:Age: 24Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Friday, November 30, 1973Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown   Officer James Slagle was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to apprehend three robbery suspects at 1:45 pm. His patrol car crashed into a pickup […]

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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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Special Officer Jose Sancedo

Details:Special Officer Jose SancedoSouthern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad PoliceEnd of Watch: Wednesday, August 11, 1937Biographical Information:Age: 38Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Wednesday, August 11, 1937Location: Palisades, NevadaWeapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Three suspects, one convicted  Special Officer Jose Sancedo was shot and killed in the Southern Pacific rail yards in Palisades, Nevada, when […]

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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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Constable Arthur J. St. Claire

Details:Constable Arthur J. St. ClaireDeeth Constable’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Sunday, February 22, 1920Biographical Information:Age: 28Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Sunday, February 22, 1920Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Apprehended  Constable St. Clair and Deputy George Requa, of the Elk County Sheriff’s Office, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest two […]

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Sheriff Mark L. Wildes

Details:Sheriff Mark L. WildesChurchill County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Thursday, May 23, 1918Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Thursday, May 23, 1918Weapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Shot and killed  Sheriff Wildes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the son of a wealthy rancher for evading […]

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