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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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    buck

    almost 4 years ago

    1290 Comments

    May god dearly bless this true hero who defended our country then died defending us in another war.

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16734 Comments

    RIP

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    mhwilde

    almost 4 years ago

    52 Comments

    I have no words. Survived a war zone just to be murdered on the streets of America.

    God grant peace and healing to the friends and family of Deputy Deutch, and the Nye County Sheriff's Office and local departments touched by this senseless murder. Godspeed, Deputy Deutch. Rest easy, Brother, we have the watch.

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    Krash

    almost 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    Prayers for family and friends. Thank you Deputy for your service both at home and abroad. May it never be forgotten.

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    shaun741

    almost 4 years ago

    2758 Comments

    Tragic, prayers for family and friends

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    36TR

    almost 4 years ago

    7552 Comments

    This is tragic!!! My Thoughts and Prayers to the Family, Friends and Co-Workers!!!

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    dominicano_soy

    almost 4 years ago

    848 Comments

    RIP my brother

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Having done so much for our country what an awful way to go. My thoughts go to his friends and family.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    My thoughts go to his friends and family, this is so awful. What a true loss to our country, someone who served in the best ways possible. Awful.

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    kaalima

    almost 4 years ago

    1748 Comments

    A true hero, Rest In Peace.

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    glock19

    almost 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his department. I pray for strength for all that knew this fallen comrade. Your service to this nation will not be forgotten!!!!!!!!!

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    ppc

    almost 4 years ago

    188 Comments

    RIP My thoughts and prayers are with the family and fellow LEO'S. To survive a tour over seas and in combat there. And to be shot and killed by a coward on U.S. soil is a tragedey. Sir thank you for your service.

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    Willsnipeforfood

    almost 4 years ago

    274 Comments

    He is a hero. RIP brother

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    lilpete971

    almost 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    un - believable, I live and have worked as a City Police Officer in Cleveland ,Ohio and I know its more dangerous in America than in most Countries!!! May he RIP

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    bluebrother

    almost 4 years ago

    768 Comments

    A galliant warrior and hero taken at the hands of a coward. May he rest in peace.

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