Deputy Sheriff Gary Raymond Downs

Deputy Sheriff Gary Raymond Downs

Nye County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Saturday, August 22, 1992

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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It has been 21 years since you left this earth. You are missed each and every day. I watch our children and grandchildren grow through their trials and tribulations of life and I know in my heart that you are watching over each and everyone of them from above.
Until we meet again.

June P Downs

August 22, 2013

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