Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sheriff Deputy Killed In Carson City

Sadly, another police officer was killed by a thug with a gun.
From the Nevada Appeal: Thousands of citizens, law enforcement agents and public safety officers gathered Saturday night to remember the fallen Carson City Sheriff’s Office Deputy Carl Howell at a candlelight vigil held on the Capitol Grounds.
Howell was killed in the line of duty Saturday morning after deputies responded to calls that came in at 2:18 a.m. of a physical domestic disturbance at the 4100 block of Montez Drive in Carson City.
Howell responded to the call and as he was talking to a female victim who had visible injuries, a male came out of the house and started shooting at the officer. The suspect, who’s name is not being released, died at the scene.
Additional deputies responded to the scene and evacuated three children, ages 8-13, and an adult.
The investigation was relinquished to Reno Police Department. “The men and women of this department are devastated,” Furlong said. “We are devastated not only because of the loss of our friend, but for the loss to his family and everyone who was so traumatized that night by the events that happened. So many people saw what is unthinkable in our society.” 
At Saturday night’s vigil, at the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, hundreds were gathered on the grounds before 7p.m. to place flowers on the memorial, pass out candles and console each other.
“We have been numb all day,” said Charae Kepler, the wife of a Carson City deputy. “All the guys were just working through it and I think tonight will be the turning point when they come to the realization that it’s really happening.
“It has been quite impressive how our community comes together in a ,” Kepler added. “We got to see what this town is made of.”  
RIP to the officer, and prayers to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Carl Howell. 

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