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Media Contacts:

Matthew Brown,Communications Program Manager

Matthew oversees the City's press communications and public relations activities.

Office phone: 775-785-5855

Deanna Gescheider,Director of Communications and Community Engagement

Deanna directs the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, this includes overseeing and managing strategic direction for the City's: media relations, print and new communications, television production and web services.

Office phone: 775-348-3909
Fax: 775-334-3124


Passing of Reno Police Service Canine

Post Date:05/27/2014 8:49 AM

Reno, NV

On May 25th, 2014 Reno Police Service Canine Johnny passed away following emergency surgery to clear and intestinal blockage. Johnny was 5 years old, and was the loyal partner of Reno Police Canine Handler Dan Knox.  Johnny served the City of Reno for the last 3 years. Johnny and Officer Knox never hesitated to assist any of their local, state or federal law enforcement partners and played an integral part in many important arrests in our region.  Johnny served his community faithfully never wanting anything more than his toy and praise from his best friend and partner, Officer Knox.  Johnny will surely be missed by all who had the pleasure of working with him. Please forward any inquiries about Johnny to Sergeant Joe Lever with the Reno Police Department's Canine Unit.


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