Washoe County, NV – Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Deputy Jarett Oroszi died on Feb. 17 after suffering a medical emergency at his home, according to his department.
Deputy Oroszi, known as “Motor 17,” had just returned home from work when he suffered a sudden medical event, his department said in a Facebook post the following evening.
The medical emergency “tragically took his life,” according to the WCSO.
Deputy Oroszi’s exact cause of death was not released.
After serving as a civilian sheriff’s support specialist in the WCSO’s Central Control, Deputy Oroszi transferred into a deputy position in 2015, according to his department.
He worked in detention and as a Specialty Courts bailiff prior to his most recent assignment as an Incline Patrol motor deputy.
“Jarett was an exceptionally dedicated member of our family,” the WCSO said. “Sheriff [Darin] Balaam and the men and women of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office are keeping Deputy Oroszi’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers as we continue to wrap our arms around them.”
“We also appreciate our community for understanding the shock and sadness those in our agency are feeling,” the sheriff’s office said.
The Sparks Police Department (SPD) said it was also saddened to learn of the beloved deputy’s death.
“We mourn the loss of Deputy Jarett Oroszi. Our prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by this sudden and unexpected loss,” the SPD said in a Facebook post. “Rest in peace brother, we have the watch.”
Sending prayers to the Washoe County Sheriffs Department and the family of Deputy Jarett Oroszi, Motor 17, whom had a medical emergency last night after arriving home from duty. A sad day here in Washoe County today. (Photos from WCSO Facebook) pic.twitter.com/ryAgqgUr3e
— Jay P 🇺🇸 (@LaramieRamJay) February 19, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jarett Oroszi, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.