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Governor honors slain Las Vegas police officer

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CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons has ordered flags at the capitol and all state buildings to be flown at half staff on Friday, November 20, 2009 in honor of Las Vegas Police Officer Trevor Nettleton. Officer Nettleton was killed at his home when several assailants confronted him in his garage. He attempted to defend himself and was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire.

Officer Nettleton was with Las Vegas Metro since November 2006, when he retired after nine years of service in the United States Marines. He was 30 years old, and was married with two small children.

“I want to extend my most sincere condolences to Officer Nettleton’s family, his friends, and fellow officers”, Governor Gibbons said, “He will always be remembered for his dedication and devotion to our country and to our state.”

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