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Deputy Sheriff Franklin Jay Minnie, Sr. | Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

Deputy Sheriff

Franklin Jay Minnie, Sr.

Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch: Sunday, June 1, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 6/1/1997

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Deputy Franklin Minnie was killed in an accident as he was pursuing a trespassing suspect. As Deputy Minnie was passing a tractor trailer, a piece of debris struck his motorcycle, causing him to lose control when he struck the median.

Deputy Minnie was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

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Frank will always be remembered by my family for his efforts to save my infant son who tragically passed away in 1995. He was first on the scene, took compassionate control of the situation, and although unsuccessful, valiantly administered infant CPR until the EMT's arrived to relieve him. His willingness to respond although tasked for another duty has always had my respect for his dedication to service for his fellow citizens.

Steven Childs, civilian
December 10, 2013

 

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