Special Agent Anthony S. Minetto, Sr.

Special Agent Anthony S. Minetto, Sr.

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1997

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Anthony S. Minetto, Sr.

Special Agent Anthony Minetto was shot and killed in Sparks, Nevada, after being involved in a traffic accident in which he accidentally rear-ended the suspect on the Rock Boulevard exit from I-80.

The suspect exited his car and shot Agent Minetto in the head, then took Agent Minetto's service weapon and shot him in the head a second time before committing suicide.

Special Agent Minetto was a United States Army veteran and had served with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service for eight years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Nevada
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

accident scene

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