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Dies after being shot 30 years prior: Deputy Denny Lawrence; Elko County S/O, NV; Date of shooting: June 26, 1982

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Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence
Elko County Sheriff's Office

Nevada


End of Watch: January 17, 2012


Biographical Information
Age: Not available
Tour: 26 years
Badge Number:  Not available


 


 Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: June 26, 1982
Weapon Used: Handgun; 22 caliber
Suspect: Shot and killed




Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 30 years earlier while investigating a minor traffic accident on US 93 south of Jackpot, Nevada.


Unbeknownst to Deputy Lawrence, the suspect had just been released from the California Department of Corrections. Upon his release, he went to his former cellmate's home where he murdered two people and stole their car. Several campers in the area were helping the man stay warm as they waited for an officer to respond to the accident.


As Deputy Lawrence began to run the man's driver license, the man approached him and suddenly shot him once in the forehead with a .22 caliber handgun. He then fired again, but missed, before taking Deputy Lawrence's service revolver. Two armed citizens then shot and killed the subject as he opened fire on bystanders in an attempt to steal a vehicle to escape.


Deputy Lawrence remained in a coma for several days. He suffered severe brain damage and remained completely disabled in an assisted living home until passing away from medical complications of the wound.


Deputy Lawrence had served in law enforcement for a total of 26 years before he was shot.


He is survived by his two sons.


 


                                                                                            


 


This Information has been provided courtesy of the Officer Down Memorial Page. 


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Condolences to the Family, Department, and the Community he served, on their tragic loss.


Rest in Peace,Deputy Sheriff Lawrence... You may now stand down.


 



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 Rest in Peace your work here on earth is done.

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Rest in Peace, Brother!! Condolences to the Family, Friends and the Co-Workers that knew him!!



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Deepest condolences to the family,friends and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Lawrence.  R.I.P.

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RIP Deputy Lawrence


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Rest in Peace brother !

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Rest in peace Deputy Lawrence....    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers....

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 R.I.P. Deputy Sheriff Lawrence.


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Rest in Peace Deputy Lawrence. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Elko County Sheriff's Office.

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Rest in peace, Deputy Lawrence.


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My Deepest Condolences to Family Members , To all Friends and Co-Workers, Rest in Peace.

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 Rest in Peace Deputy Lawrence.  My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and department.

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Rest In Peace Brother .


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R.I.P. Brother

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Rest In Peace!

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Our beloved Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you look

back with pride knowing you did your job valiantly. You went running toward

the danger to protect your citizens. We thank you for your service and for

your sacrifice. We thank you for your life you gave As Only A Warrior Dare.

Job well done Sir. May you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we

carry on in the battles to come. In Our Brother's Honor.

 

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May this deputy and all who know and love him find peace.  Thank you for your service, sir.


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Rest In Peace Deputy Lawrence. My prayers and condolences are with the family, friends and coworkers. May God bless and comfort them now and always.


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God rest brave Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence, comfort and bless his family and friends.


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Rest in Peace Deputy.


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Rest in Peace Deputy.


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Rest in Peace Deputy Lawrence.

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      RIP Deputy Lawerence


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Rest In Peace Deputy Denny Lawrence, your suffering is done.

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Rest in Peace brother! Prayers of strength and support to family, friends and those from the agency who remained close...

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Rest In Peace sir, I'm glad your suffering is done. We got this now.


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