Funeral Thursday for Carson deputy |

Funeral Thursday for Carson deputy

Staff Reports
Carl G. Howell

A dozen Douglas County officers responded to the shooting in Carson City that claimed the life of Deputy Carl Howell.

A funeral service for Howell, 35, is 11 a.m. Thursday at the Reno Events Center, 400 North Center St.

Howell was killed in the line of duty Saturday morning after deputies responded to calls at 2:18 a.m. of a physical domestic disturbance at the 4100 block of Montez Drive. As Howell was talking to a female victim, 30-year-old Jonathon Pope came out of the house and started shooting at the officer.

According to officials, Howell was able to return fire and kill Pope.

Two captains, two sergeants and eight deputies provided back-up in Carson City early Saturday morning after Howell and domestic battery suspect Jonathon Pope were involved in a shoot-out that resulted in both their deaths.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks said there may have been additional officers who responded on Saturday morning.

The Douglas officers assisted with scene containment, evacuations of surrounding houses pending SWAT clearing suspect’s house, and handling patrol calls-for-service, Brooks said.

Carson City resident Tammy Hewlett told a Nevada Appeal reporter that Douglas deputies came to her home at 3:30 a.m. Saturday to evacuate her and her family.

Howell started with the sheriff’s office on March 13, 2006. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was assigned with the CCSO to Court Services, he was on temporary assignment to Operations Patrol Division.

Howell, a Lyon County resident, is survived by his wife, Rachel, and their four children ages 7-12.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office administrative functions will be closed on Thursday to allow employees to participate in funeral services. Normal operations will resume at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Furlong said an account to receive donations is anticipated, but has not yet been established.

The Sheriff also said, “the staff of the Sheriff’s Office wishes to extend our gratitude to the Nevada State Health and Human Services for providing an immediate response “Crisis Response Team” for employees and others who have been devastated by this tragedy. Both individual and group needs are being assessed and met for the short and long term bereavement.”

The shooting investigation is being conducted by the Reno Police Department.

Carson City is investigating a Douglas County shooting that occurred July 30, where a Gardnerville Ranchos man was shot by Special Weapons and Tactics team members.

Multiple organizations are collecting donations to support Howell’s family.

To donate to the Lyon County’s GoFundMe visit

The Carson City Deputy Sheriff’s Association has also set up a donation account at the Heritage Bank of Nevada, called the Carl Howell Memorial Fund, account number 2000012522.