Police Officer John C. Bohach

Police Officer John C. Bohach

Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, August 22, 2001

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John C. Bohach

Officer John Bohach was shot and killed with a high-powered rifle while he was assisting other officers in setting up a perimeter outside a house following a pursuit.

An officer had stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The suspect suddenly sped away and was pursued by another officer to the location where the man ran into the home at 964 Vassar St. As Officer Bohach assisted in securing the area, the suspect shot him in the chest. Officer Bohach was not wearing a vest at the time. The suspect was apprehended later in the afternoon after a SWAT team stormed the house.

The 49-year-old man was sentenced to two consecutive life terms. He died in prison on October 6, 2013.

Officer Bohach had been employed with the Reno Police Department for 13 years, and is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 1818

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Died in prison


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Big Johnny B!
I haven't said anything here as your death struck my heart at its core. I was in Rhode Island when your killing/funeral happened. I planned to visit your grave but then "9-11" happened & the world of law enforcement changed FOREVER! How I miss you & cant believe you were taken before America was attacked by Islamic terrorists, who started the war then! You were my "best friend" in Reno & how my heart hurts still when I think about you.....we had so much fun as partners on RPD and you had the funniest laughter when your funny bone was tickled. I'll never forget our trip together when I headed off to LV for metro & you helped me pack up my U-Haul, then drove with me to Vegas. I have never understood why God saved you once, then let you die the next time? I'm so thinking about our last visit at your place.....I have so much in me to say, but I sound like a nut, I loved you my friend. I miss you terribly & pray for your family left behind. I'm glad that J-Off died in prison & I hope your hanging out with my Dad & youngest brother now. We were supposed to be retired together and go fishing

Sgt. Monty Hall (Retired)
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

August 22, 2017

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