Traffic Officer Marc Kahre joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as a cadet October 2, 1973, and became a commissioned officer in 1975.
On October 11, 1988 at approximately 12:15 p.m. Officer Kahre spotted the car of a suspect who had earlier fired several gunshots through his ex-girlfriend’s front door. While Officer Kahre waited for a backup unit, he followed the vehicle to the 4900 block of Chantilly Drive. The suspect stopped abruptly, jumped out of his car and began shooting at Officer Kahre, who was on his motorcycle. He was hit once in the forehead.
Officer Jim Hulsey had arrived at that time and immediately returned fire, striking the suspect 5 times. However, the suspect 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 was 34 years old when he died. He was survived by his wife and two sons.