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New elementary school to be named after fallen Reno officer

November 28, 2018

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A new elementary school is being named after a Reno police officer killed in the line of duty.

The Washoe County School District board voted to name the school in the Kiley Ranch area of Spanish Springs after Officer John Bohach.

Bohach was fatally shot Aug. 22, 2001 while helping to set up a perimeter outside the home of an armed felon barricaded inside.

Board Vice President Malena Raymond said naming the school after Bohach was “a well-deserved honor for this outstanding officer and his family.”

The 35-year-old had been an officer for 13 years and spoke Spanish fluently, enabling him to act as a liaison between Spanish-speaking students and families and the Police Department.

John Bohach Elementary School is scheduled to open in 2020.

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