Deputy Sheriff Harry Ward Swaney

Deputy Sheriff Harry Ward Swaney

Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Monday, August 12, 1935

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Harry Ward Swaney

Deputy Sheriff Harry Swaney succumbed to injuries sustained eight days earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident on South Valley Road while on traffic duty.

Deputy Swaney was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 4, 1935

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Deputy Swaney
Thanks for your service to your county, state and this great nation. In my career we lost three in the line of duty with Washoe County. You shall not be forgotten. Again, thanks for the sacrifice to the citizens of our great state and to our fine department.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

August 12, 2019

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