The Reno Police Department, which has taken over the investigation, identified the Deputy as Carl Howell, a nine-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department who is survived by his wife and four young children.
"When you see something like this, the emotions are just absolutely overwhelming," Furlong said. "Our officers, our paramedics, our firemen, our dispatchers — they truly commit everything they have for this town, and this is what the town gives back."
"Carl was your poster child of a police officer. Absolutely," said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong
Funds raised are intended for Deputy Carl Howell's wife and four young children, possibly via the Department.