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CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons today offered condolences on his behalf and on behalf of the people of the State of Nevada to the family, friends and colleagues of Nye County Sheriff Deputy Ian M. Deutch. Deputy Deutch was killed during a brief gun fight with a crime suspect in Pahrump, Nevada on Monday night. Deutch had just returned to work with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office after serving a military tour in Afghanistan. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Nevada National Guard 221st Cavalry based in Las Vegas and had received numerous awards for his military service.
“This is a tragic reminder of how fragile life can be,” Governor Gibbons said, “Deputy Deutch is a true hero. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to his family during this time of deep grief.”
Governor Gibbons has ordered state flags lowered to half-staff this Saturday in honor of Deputy Deutch’s funeral services.