Memorial Set for WCSO Deputy Killed in Crash

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
A memorial service is set for Thursday night for a Washoe County Sheriff

Deputy David Hanks/Photo courtesy of Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

RENO, NV - A memorial service is set for Thursday night for a Washoe County Sheriff's Deputy killed in a motorcycle crash last week. The service is open to the public and set for 6PM at Mountain View Mortuary at 425 Stoker Avenue in Reno.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says about 1:45PM Friday, September 27, 37-year-old Deputy David Hanks was riding a 2004 Suzuki on Virginia Street at Holcomb Ranch Lane when a man driving a van pulled out in front of him. The van and the bike collided head-on.

The impact from the crash threw Hanks from his motorcycle.
He was taken to Renown, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the van, 29-year-old Michael Johnson, wasn't hurt. Troopers say Johnson is cooperating with the investigation. He is the son of Sparks Police Officer Larry Johnson, killed in the line of duty in 1995.

Hanks had been a deputy for 15 years.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Trooper Kris Satterwhite of the Major Accident Investigation Team, or ksatterwhite@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-130902426.


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