Deputy Sheriff Ian Michael Deutch
Nye County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Monday, April 26, 2010
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: K9-3
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, April 26, 2010
Weapon Used: Rifle, SKS
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Deputy Ian Deutch was shot and killed as he and another deputy responded to a shooting call at a casino in Pahrump, Nevada. A woman had called 911 and then fled to the casino during a domestic disturbance in which a man had fired a rifle at her. As Deputy Deutch and his partner exited their vehicle the man, who had followed her to the casino, opened fire on them with an SKS rifle. Deputy Deutch was struck three times in the abdomen, with the rounds penetrating his vest. A third responding deputy returned fire and killed the suspect.
Deputy Deutch was a member of the Nevada Army National Guard and was on his second day back on duty after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. He had served with the Nye County Sheriff's Office for six year.