Trooper Kara M. Kelly-Borgognone

Trooper Kara M. Kelly-Borgognone

Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Kara M. Kelly-Borgognone

Trooper Kara Kelly-Borgognone succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Pyramid Way and Highland Ranch Parkway, near Sparks, four days earlier.

She was responding to a call involving a possible bomb at a local gas station in Spanish Springs. Her patrol car collided with another vehicle during the response. She was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center where she remained in grave condition in order to donate her organs.

Trooper Kelly-Borgognone had served with the Nevada Highway Patrol for two years and had previously served with the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation for eight years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, parents, and three siblings.

During her time with the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation, she was the first parole officer to be awarded the Medal of Valor.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 727

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, February 25, 2008

bomb threat, emergency response

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As I pass this intersection daily, I see the plaque posted before the traffic control device memorializing Kara Borgognone who was taken from us way too early. Trooper Borgognone is now 10-42. She’s with Jesus now. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE....

Royce P. Solberg
Citizen Corp
Washoe County Sheriff’s Dept.
Reno, Nevada

June 11, 2020

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