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Deputy Slain on 2nd Day Back from Afghan Deployment

Deputy Slain on 2nd Day Back from Afghan Deployment

Associated Press

April 27, 2010

UPDATE: The Nye County sheriff’s office says a deputy killed in a shootout with a man wielding an assault rifle in a rural Nevada casino parking lot was 27-year-old Ian Deutch (DOY’tch).

Sheriff Tony DeMeo says the gunman was killed by another deputy in Monday’s shooting about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. The gunman hasn’t been identified.

Deutch was in his second day back at his police job after returning from military duty last month with the Nevada Army National Guard in Afghanistan.

Sheriff’s deputies were responding to a 911 call from a woman who fled to Terrible’s Lakeside Casino & RV Park after a domestic argument and gunfire at a home nearby.

DeMeo says the gunman opened fire with an assault rifle as deputies arrived.

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A deputy sheriff who was shot Monday while responding to a domestic disturbance report about 60 miles west of Las Vegas has died.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office says when deputies arrived at Terrible’s Lakeside RV Resort in Pahrump, the suspect pulled a rifle out of his vehicle and opened fire without warning. The officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

The sheriff’s office says one of the deputies was shot several times and was taken to a Las Vegas hospital, where he underwent surgery but died.

His name and that of the suspect were not released.

Nye County Sheriff Anthony DeMeo told KLAS-TV that the deputy was 27 years old, had recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan and it was his second day back.


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    aussie4

    about 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Another amazingly sad story, God Bless Leo Deutch and his family.

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    milcop

    about 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother. You are the TRUE hero, here and abroad. Thank you for giving us the peace of mind that we arae protected by the best. Prayers to your family, friends and co workers

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    nightwatch

    about 4 years ago

    356 Comments

    I just read about this on my newspaper's website(NVAppeal), that is sad and unfortunate to survive the Hell of War only to return and be gunned down by someone here. RIP Deputy Ian, thank you for your service.

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    deckerpolice28

    about 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    This is a very sad story i hope this hero can rest easy.

    GOD BLESS

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    rafaelmorales

    about 4 years ago

    2994 Comments

    R.I.P

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    R.I.P.

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    LCSO32

    about 4 years ago

    136 Comments

    R.I.P Brother.....

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    boritico

    about 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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    batman2944

    about 4 years ago

    738 Comments

    Rest in Peace, and God Bless....

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace Deputy..God Bless You For Your Service

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Rest easy brother.

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    chiefkcr

    about 4 years ago

    3614 Comments

    RIP Brother. GOD be with you and yours.

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    pilotabaza

    about 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    These Assault Rifles should not be in the hands of the public, this happens way too much around this Country and the Police Officer is the one left responding to an Law Abiding Citizen. Until that Law Abiding Citizen Kills a Police Officer with that Assault Rifle. I work in the South East US and we had our share of Officers killed by Law Abiding Citizens one was a Retired Navy Veteran.

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    america_health

    about 4 years ago

    252 Comments

    sad

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    Kamarie

    about 4 years ago

    76 Comments

    R.I.P You are truly a hero and may your soul rest in prefect peace.

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