October 11, 1988
Officer Marc Kahre joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as a Cadet on October 2, 1973, and became a Commissioned Officer in 1975.
On October 11, 1988, at approximately 1215 hours, he spotted a car with a suspect who had earlier fired several gunshots through his ex-girlfriend's front door.
Marc followed the vehicle near the 4900 block of Chantilly Drive while waiting for a backup unit to assist him. The suspect stopped abruptly, jumped out of his car and began shooting at Marc who was on his motorcycle.
Marc was hit once in the forehead. Officer Jim Hulsey had arrived at that time and immediately returned fire, striking the suspect five times. However, he was still able to get back in his car and drive away.
The suspect became involved in a traffic accident at Lamb and Charleston and shot himself in the head. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Officer Kahre died at 34 years of age, leaving a wife and two sons, ages ten and eight.