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Deputy Sheriff John Holmes | Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

Deputy Sheriff

John Holmes

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/27/1910

Weapon: Rifle

Suspect: Apprehended

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Deputy Holmes was shot and killed while making his nightly rounds in National, Nevada. He encountered an intoxicated man terrorizing citizens with a rifle. As he attempted to disarm and arrest the man he was shot in the chest.

The Humboldt County Sheriff was notified of the incident the next morning and immediately drove to National and arrested the suspect. He returned the suspect to Winnemucca due to threats of a lynching by the citizens of National.

Deputy Holmes was the only law enforcement officer in the area of National.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

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August 27, 2009

 

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