Funeral Saturday for Fallon Tribal Officer

Funeral services were held this Saturday in Fallon for a tribal police office killed when his patrol car crashed while he was en route to a call.

Authorities say Officer Adam Joseph Menuez had worked for the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Police Department for five months.

Menuez was an Army helicopter mechanic in Iraq, and enlisted after graduating from Churchill County High School.

He served a tour of duty in Korea and 15 months in Iraq during his eight years in the Army.

The 27-year-old officer was responding to a call at the Stillwater Indian Reservation early Wednesday when his patrol car struck a guardrail on a bridge.

His vehicle overturned and was submerged in an irrigation canal.

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