Officer Jason TYE Pratt
Omaha, NE Police
End of Watch: Friday, September 19, 2003
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: 1463
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, September 11, 2003
Weapon Used: Handgun; .45 caliber
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Officer Tye Pratt succumbed to a gunshot wound he sustained one week earlier.
Officer Pratt was assisting officers in searching for a man that had fled from a vehicle after it was stopped by officers. As they approached the corner of 34th Avenue and Corby Street, the suspect appeared from behind some bushes and opened fire, striking Sergeant Pratt in the head. Three other officers returned fire, killing the suspect.
Officer Pratt was taken to Creighton University Medical Center where he remained in a coma until his death one week later.
Officer Pratt was promoted to the rank of sergeant the day before he passed away. He had served with the Omaha Police Department for 8 years and was assigned to the Northeast Precinct.
He is survived by his Parents, Brother and two Daughters.
His brother serves with the Lincoln Police Department.
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