For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. May 1, 2013. Washoe County District Attorney Richard A. “Dick” Gammick has announced he will retire from the office January 2015.
“We’ve accomplished much in recent years and it’s time to step down,” said Gammick, who thanked his team and his family.
Gammick said instead of waking up every weekday at 4:30 a.m. and going to the office, he wants to go fishing, have lunch with friends or work on clearing the pine needles on the property at his family’s mountain cabin. It’s a sure thing he plans to go to Disneyland.
In the future he would like to develop an unsolved murder team.
Gammick was hired by Mills B. Lane and served 10 years as Deputy District Attorney and Chief Deputy District Attorney. He was elected as the Washoe County District Attorney in 1994 and took office in January 1995. Gammick was then reelected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. A former Reno Police officer, he was also a Major in the United States Army and served a combat tour in Vietnam.
Mr. Gammick also served as a Commander for a Nevada Army National Guard unit and was a legal advisor for the Reno Police Department as a Deputy Reno City Attorney. He has a B.S. from the University of Nevada, Reno in accounting and a law degree from McGeorge School of Law. A Nevada native from Elko, he married Norma, who was from Texas, in 1968 while he was serving in the U.S. Army as an aviator. The Gammicks raised a son and a daughter and have two grandchildren.
Gammick is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Reno Rodeo. He is also on the Special Kids Rodeo Committee. Recently, he joined the board of the Nevada Military Support Alliance, an organization dedicated to helping soldiers and their families with a wide variety of issues. Gammick also served as president for the Rotary Club of Reno and was two-time president of the Nevada District Attorney's Association.