Category Archives: Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

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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Deputy Sheriff Franklin Jay Minnie, Sr.

Details:Deputy Sheriff Franklin Jay Minnie, Sr.Washoe County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Sunday, June 1, 1997Biographical Information:Age: 44Tour of Duty: 10 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuitDate of Incident: Sunday, June 1, 1997Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unavailable      Deputy Minnie was killed in an accident as he was pursuing a trespassing suspect. As Deputy Minnie was passing a tractor trailer, a […]

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Lieutenant Glenn Barnes

Details:Lieutenant Glenn BarnesWashoe County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Tuesday, March 19, 1991Biographical Information:Age: 41Tour of Duty: 16 yearsBadge Number: Unknown Incident Details:Cause of Death: Heart attackDate of Incident: March 19, 1991Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A    Lt. Barnes died March 19, 1991 after completing a physical conditioning exercise and test for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. He collapsed after a mile and a half […]

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Deputy Sheriff Jacob Earl Griffith

Details:Deputy Sheriff Jacob Earl GriffithWashoe County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Thursday, May 1, 1947Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Thursday, May 1, 1947Location: CaliforniaWeapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Sentenced to life  Washoe County Deputy Sheriff Griffith was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped to investigate a […]

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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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