Deputy Sheriff Gary Raymond Downs

Deputy Sheriff Gary Raymond Downs

Nye County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Saturday, August 22, 1992

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Gary Raymond Downs

Deputy Gary Downs suffered a heart attack following a struggle in which he was punched in the chest. The incident occurred after several deputies responded to a report of a man attempting to gain entry into a house after he had been thrown out by the owner.

A violent struggle ensued between the suspect and the deputies in which Deputy Downs was punched in the chest. He collapsed at the scene and died a short time later at the hospital.

Deputy Downs was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge T3

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 22, 2020

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