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October 10, 2015

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Slain deputy’s funeral will be Saturday in Las Vegas

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Deputy Ian Deutch

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James Lacy Chaffin

Funeral services will be held Saturday in Las Vegas for a Nye County sheriff's deputy shot to death earlier this week in Pahrump.

Nye County Sheriff Anthony DeMeo said funeral services for Ian Deutch, 27, will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Canyon Ridge Church, 6200 W. Lone Mountain Road.

Deutch was fatally wounded Monday at the Terrible’s Lakeside Casino and RV in Pahrump by 30-year-old James Lacy Chaffin. Deutch underwent emergency surgery at University Medical Center but died later that night.

Chaffin was shot to death by another deputy.

DeMeo said a candlelight vigil is planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Terrible’s Lakeside Casino in Pahrump.

Pahrump Family Mortuary will have a public viewing from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at 5441 Vickie Ann Road in Pahrump, followed by Saturday's funeral in Las Vegas.

A memorial fund has been established in Deutch’s name at Nevada State Bank. The account is 0258040427.

Gov. Jim Gibbons has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff Saturday during Deutch's funeral services. The on-duty death was the first for the Nye County Sheriff's Office since August 1992.

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