Nolan Ray Obituary, Death – According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, Francone was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident. Investigations into both the reason of his death and the manner in which he passed away are ongoing.
The Medical Examiner’s Office was able to determine that Nolan Ray, 33 years old, was the person who was responsible for hitting Francone with his car. Both the reason of his death and the manner in which he passed away are currently under investigation.
On Friday, a police officer from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Police Department was struck and killed by a car that was being driven by a suspect. After being shot by law enforcement, the suspect ultimately took his own life and died. During the incident that occurred at the south end of Pyramid Lake on the roadway leading from Nixon to Sutcliffe, Police Officer Anthony Francone lost his life.
Francone was named as the person who had passed away in a post made on Facebook by the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office. The post also stated that Francone had served as a deputy in both Eureka and Crescent Valley for a number of years. In a statement sent on Twitter, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Chairman James Phoenix also confirmed the death of the tribal member.
“The PLPT Police Department and the Rangers will continue to maintain their poise and stay on duty today. “The investigation is still in its early stages,” stated Phoenix. “Prayers go out to his family, friends, and everyone else who knew him.” Early on Saturday morning, the FBI issued the following statement:
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation is providing assistance to numerous law enforcement agencies in connection with a shooting incident that included an officer and, sadly, ended in the deaths of two people, including one law enforcement officer. We are unable to disclose any other information at this time, including the names of the victims, as we wait for the proper notification of the victims’ family members. At this time, there is no risk of harm coming to anyone in the community.