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September 20, 2014

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Henderson suspends officer over destroyed police vehicle

Authorities have remained tight-lipped surrounding the events that led a Henderson Police SWAT vehicle to be destroyed after it caught on fire.

“We’ve launched an internal investigation to determine the details of what happened, and the officer who was driving the vehicle has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation,” Henderson government spokesman Bud Cranor said.

Officer Justin Simo was in possession of the vehicle, but it was unclear if he was driving when the fire began last Wednesday night, Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said.

Cranor said the city is conducting its own investigation and cannot comment further until the fire and subsequent destruction of the vehicle has been looked into, Cranor said.

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  1. Thank goodness he's still getting paid!

  2. Nice Scoop William D'Urso. While the rest of the known world is telling us how Henderson SWAT officer Officer Justin Simo (recently named Officer of the year) set his swat truck ablaze, you dug deeper and found it is actually Officer Justin Simone at the center of all this nonsense.

  3. He won't get fired, this is probably a first offense for him and it's 3 strikes you're out policy , and he still gets paid while he's in trouble. It's no wonder people want jobs with a local entity , burn up the company car and keep your job , now go home and watch TV and We'll pay ya.