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Tribal officer dies in Nevada wreck en route to call

July 05, 2007
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Tribal officer dies in Nevada wreck en route to call

The Associated Press
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FALLON, Nev.— A tribal police officer was killed Wednesday when he lost control of his patrol vehicle while responding to a call at the Stillwater Indian Reservation near Fallon, authorities said.

Adam Joseph Menuez, 27, of Fallon, was responding to a call around 5 a.m. when he lost control of his 2006 Dodge Charger and struck a guard rail on a bridge spanning an irrigation canal, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The vehicle vaulted into the air and came to rest on its top, submerged in the water, the patrol said.

Emergency workers had to extricate Menuez from the wreckage. He was taken to Churchill Banner Hospital in Fallon, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Menuez had been an officer with the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Police Department for less than a year, the patrol said.

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