Correctional Officer Tracy A. Hardin

Correctional Officer Tracy A. Hardin

Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, January 20, 2012

Tracy A. Hardin

Correctional Officer Tracy Hardin died from what is believed to be an injury suffered while struggling with an inmate at the High Desert State Prison.

Officer Hardin was speaking to the inmate about disciplinary issues when the inmate assaulted him. During the ensuing struggle Officer Hardin injured his ankle.

On January 20th, 2012, Officer Hardin was leaving the prison following his shift when he suddenly pulled into a pulloff outside of the employee parking lot. Seeing this, other officers immediately went to check on him and discovered he wasn't breathing. They immediately initiated CPR but were unable to revive him.

The coroner subsequently ruled his death a homicide and charges are pending against the inmate who assaulted him.

Officer Hardin had served with the Nevada Department of Corrections for 5-1/2 years. He is survived by one child.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 36787

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, December 23, 2011

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

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