Correctional Officer Tracy A. Hardin

Correctional Officer Tracy A. Hardin

Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, January 20, 2012

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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.


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

Incident Details

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

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Uncle Tracy I will never forget the day when I received the call from one of your fellow officers informing me that you had passed, it was a call that I wish I had never received.
I I talk to you often telling you about how I'm doing and what's going in my life. I know that you would be proud of me as I am of you. I love all the memories that I have of you. You was like the best and fun uncle I remember you would play video games with us and teach us karate moves you thought you were Bruce Lee Lol, RIP Love you.

Christine Hardin

January 24, 2022

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