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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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    yungclas

    over 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    Wow- this guy is a double hero. He is definitely in heaven watching over his many brothers and sisters now!

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    d1788216

    over 4 years ago

    102 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    BklynsFinest347

    over 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    SULLYMAN

    over 4 years ago

    492 Comments

    How tragic to make it back from Afghanistan and to die at the hands of some coward. RIP brother.

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42236 Comments

    Rest In Peace Hero!!!!!

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    mmcintyre

    over 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    Thats sad. You make it back from Afganistan just to be killed back at home. Rest in Peace Officer.

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    amabmn

    over 4 years ago

    300 Comments

    oh my goodness! rest in peace our dear friend. what a horrible thing to have happen. I hope that karma gets the man who did this.. He did not deserve to die.

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    TomR

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Almost seems safer for us to be in the war, having to come home and getting killed that way. REST IN PEACE. He was a great man will be rembered that way

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    mva1053

    over 4 years ago

    108 Comments

    i miss pahrump. i used to work at the saddle west hotel and casino. its too bad they killed the perp so fast. make em suffer

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    EOD300

    over 4 years ago

    2278 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother...

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    Sheepdog267

    over 4 years ago

    1530 Comments

    Rest in peace, my brother, we have the watch!

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    NCSO614

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Yet again, another sad story. I too have been to combat and back, and feel completely saddend by the loss of another soldier/ officer, who put his life on the line, in more ways than one, serving our great country and the community for which he proudly represented. God rest your soul, brother.

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    Chiefbarrow

    over 4 years ago

    122 Comments

    God Bless all of you
    God has called another one of my brothers home

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    stolzed0

    over 4 years ago

    40 Comments

    My sincerest condolences to the department and the family during this time of tragedy and sadness.
    DMS
    "Our Fallen Brother"
    As I held him close, I began to cry
    Wondering and hoping our friend would never die
    I could see the whites of his eyes, as he held me tight
    The wind whisked through his hair, as we saw the light

    He cried no more as we fell to the ground
    His one single tear, would never be found
    Cry not my friend God will take you home
    The Angels in Heaven will not be alone

    You're safe and well as a child to his mother

    You will always be remembered as
    OUR FALLEN BROTHER

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    station_100_2003

    over 4 years ago

    552 Comments

    God's speed to you family friends and fellow officers. May you rest in peace.

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