Police Officer Anthony Francone

Police Officer Anthony Francone

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Friday, August 25, 2023

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Anthony Francone

Police Officer Anthony Francone was struck and killed by a vehicle that was being pursued south of Nixon, Nevada.

The pursuit went to the area of Route 446 and Route 447, where he was struck while deploying spike strips.

The subject was shot and killed after he struck Officer Francone.

Officer Francone had served in Law Enforcement for 25 years. He had previously served with the Eureka County Sheriff's Office and Storey County Sheriff's Office, where he retired. After retirement, he served with the Fallon Paiute Tribal Police Department, the Washoe Tribal Police Department, and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department. Officer Francone is survived by his two sons, daughter, father, stepmother, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 1378

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Location Nevada
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Shot and killed

spike strips, vehicle pursuit

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Anthony, you will always be in my heart, my brother. I will forever cherish the laughs we shared at the Sheriffs Office. It weakens my heart for this tragedy to have happened. My heart goes out to your family and three kids knowing how hard it is for them to lose their father. I know you are looking down on us now and will guide us from now on with your helping hand. We will miss you brother. Much love.

Sergeant Kenneth Quirk (Retired)
Storey County Sheriff’s Office

May 5, 2024

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