Department: Las Vegas Metropolitan, Nevada, P.D.
End of Watch: October
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
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.