Trooper Gary Vance Gifford

Trooper Gary Vance Gifford

Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada

End of Watch Tuesday, October 14, 1975

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Gary Vance Gifford

Trooper Gary Gifford was shot and killed after making a traffic stop of a bank robbery suspect on US 50, at Cave Rock, Nevada.

His killer was convicted of his murder and sent to prison. In 1989 his killer was shot and killed in prison after taking a physician hostage during a 10 hour standoff.

Trooper Gifford was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Nevada Highway Patrol for six years and had served a short time as chief of the Fallon Police Department. He is survived by his son, parents, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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I often think of Gary, Still have a portrait of him. How we played growing up his dog Lake the house the family gatherings. He was my cousin a very special young man. I remember the call coming in while we at the dinner table. We just knew something was wrong before a word had been said. Auntie Dee was my moms sister.. Gary forever in our heart

Victoria D Steinhorst
Cousin

March 3, 2020

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