Sheriff Mark L. Wildes

Sheriff Mark L. Wildes

Churchill County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1918

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Mark L. Wildes

Sheriff Mark Wildes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the son of a wealthy rancher for evading the draft. The suspect fled but was tracked by an Indian tracker and shot and killed.

Sheriff Wildes, who took office in January 1917, was still in his first two-year term when he was murdered. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt

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