Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada
End of Watch: Friday, January 20, 2012
Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 12/23/2011
Suspect: Not available
Correctional Officer Tracy Hardin died as the result of an injury suffered while struggling with an inmate at the High Desert State Prison.
Officer Hardin was speaking to the inmate about disciplinary issues when the inmate assaulted him. During the ensuing struggle Officer Hardin injured his ankle.
On January 20th, 2012, Officer Hardin was leaving the prison following his shift when he suddenly pulled into a pulloff outside of the employee parking lot. Seeing this, other officers immediately went to check on him and discovered he wasn’t breathing. They immediately initiated CPR but were unable to revive him.
It was determined that a blood clot broke free from the injured ankle and caused him to suffer a fatal heart attack.
Officer Hardin had served with the Nevada Department of Corrections for five years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Warden Dwight Neven, High Desert State Prison
Nevada Department of Corrections
5500 Snyder Avenue
PO Box 7011
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 887-3285