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Correctional Officer Tracy A. Hardin | Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada

Correctional Officer

Tracy A. Hardin

Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada

End of Watch: Friday, January 20, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

Badge # 36787

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 12/23/2011

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Correctional Officer Tracy Hardin died from what is believed to be an injury suffered while struggling with an inmate at the High Desert State Prison.

Officer Hardin was speaking to the inmate about disciplinary issues when the inmate assaulted him. During the ensuing struggle Officer Hardin injured his ankle.

On January 20th, 2012, Officer Hardin was leaving the prison following his shift when he suddenly pulled into a pulloff outside of the employee parking lot. Seeing this, other officers immediately went to check on him and discovered he wasn't breathing. They immediately initiated CPR but were unable to revive him.

The coroner subsequently ruled his death a homicide and charges are pending against the inmate who assaulted him.

Officer Hardin had served with the Nevada Department of Corrections for 5-1/2 years. He is survived by one child.

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Still not forgotten brother. You made the ultimate sacriface and we had to fight for your memorial. Even though the Department was unappreciative and did not want to include your brothers and sisters in your memorial, we think about you and speak of you all the time, even 3 years later. We fought for your memorial and we will fight to keep your memory alive. I couldn't even imagine my children having to receive the same news that your child did. With that, I feel your loss along with your family. God bless your soul, brother, and God bless your family. I truly pray for their peace and I pray the same for your soul. See you again some day!

Correctional Officer Tyning 24228
Nevada Department of Corrections
July 15, 2015


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