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July 20, 2017

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In Memory:

Former NHP chief dies

Bernhard “Barney” Dehl, who spent a long career in law enforcement, capped with his promotion to chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol, died Tuesday.

He was 82.

Dehl worked for police agencies in Henderson, Washoe County and Carson City. He joined the Highway Patrol in 1962 and worked his way through the ranks, leading the agency from 1977 to 1980.

Gov. Mike O’Callaghan appointed Dehl as chairman of the Nevada Crime Commission in 1976, and Gov. Bob List named Dehl director of Nevada Civil Defense in 1980.

Dehl also worked as a deputy in the Mohave County Sherriff’s office in Arizona before moving to Nevada.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 7 at the Calvary Chapel Church in Carson City.

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