Deputy Sheriff Franklin Jay Minnie, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Franklin Jay Minnie, Sr.

Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 1997

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Franklin Jay Minnie, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Franklin Minnie succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier in a motorcycle crash as he was pursuing a trespassing suspect on I-80.

As Deputy Minnie was passing a tractor-trailer, a piece of debris struck his motorcycle, causing him to lose control and strike the median near the Boomstown exit.

Deputy Minnie had served with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Friday, May 30, 1997
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

motorcycle, trespasser, vehicle pursuit

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Deputy Sheriff Minnie,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washoe County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 1, 2022

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