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Deputy Sheriff Ian Michael Deutch

Nye County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Monday, April 26, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ian Michael Deutch

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 28, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Deutch,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the NVARNG-especially in Afghanistan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 26, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Deputy Sheriff Deutch.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 25, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 4, 2018

I knew Ian Michael Deutch as a younger kid. My mother trained with him a lot as she was a part of the Nye County Sheriffs Office Search and Rescue. I played the victim in the training a lot. Sometimes Ian would hide with me and be the funniest man alive. I loved him as a person and as a role model. He has inspired me to do many great things such as join the Nye County Sheriff's Office Exploree Program and pursue the career of Law Enforcement. I will never forget Ian as he is a brother and a role model to me.

Rest in Peace Ian

Explorer Christopher Ryhal
Nye County Sheriff's Office

June 26, 2016

You are and will always be a hero to Pahrump and Nye County. We will always miss you and honor your strength and bravery.

Deanna O'Donnell

April 26, 2016

I only ever got to meet Ian once. I was fresh out of academy and in my first week of field training. As I came on duty one day I passed by him in the parking lot. He stopped me to welcome me. He knew several of my family members, mainly by arresting them.

We stood in the parking lot talking for about a half an hour just talking and laughing. After speaking with him my nerves about field training were at ease and I felt like one of the guys. He went off duty after that, and I just started my shift.

I never got to work with him. The next day my FTO called me and told me 2 hours before shift began and told to get ready now, we had an emergency. As I called on duty and learned what happened, we were all shocked. To hear of his passing later that night hit everyone hard.

As I reflect on just one brief moment of my life that I got to know Ian, it leaves an imprint in my mind about how welcomed he made me feel. I can only imagine that everyone that knows him feels the same way. His professionalism was an example to me. Thank you.

Deputy Mark Murphy

January 18, 2016

Miss you brother

Det. J.M. Schiller
Jeffersonville Police Department

July 24, 2015

You will be remembered as the Hero you are forever!
Prayers for your family & coworkers...

Jimmy and Donna Pine Robinson
Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine
Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW 2-11-14
Louisiana State Chapter of COPS

April 27, 2015

God Bless Deputy Deutch. The people of Pahrump will never forget your sacrifice for the greater good. RIP.

Eric J. Roberts

December 20, 2014

I was 15 at the time of the shooting and I remember being only down the street from the shooting riding my skateboard. R.I.P Soldier, my prayers for the family.


April 27, 2013

Three years have come and gone. You and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers.

Your Friend

April 25, 2013

I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace, Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 26, 2012

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom, Deputy Deutch, your sacrifice here and abroad won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 26, 2012

Remembering a Hero today for your service not only to the citizens of Nevada, but the United States of America while serving overseas. May God comfort the family, fellow deputies, and friends of Deputy Deutch on this second E.O.W. Anniversary. Rest easy Deputy Deutch, we have the watch from here.

D/S Andrew D. Roedel
Jackson County Sheriff's Department - Marianna, FL

April 26, 2012

Thanks for your services, Ian.


February 22, 2012

You had that dang smile all the time. No matter what was going on as long as I could see that smile I knew we would be ok. I remeber a dark morning where a fellow Deputy was shot and you were part of that. I came racing to the scene. There you were with that smile. You brought me peace. As life moves along I know that you are watching over. I truely believe you are an angel and watching over as I have seen. You still owe me that salute. Thank you for blessing me.

James Chandler

August 29, 2011

Ian, you always had that smile even when things were going horrible wrong. Thank you for touching my life and my family's life. From your friend and a troop I will never forget.

Friend always

August 29, 2011

To Deputy Ian M. Deutch, his family and his fellow officers with the Nye County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Deutch’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Deutch and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 26, 2011

I am truly sorry for the loss of your partner.

I am also a Police Officer in Tallahassee Florida and will be riding my bicycle 250 miles from Virginia to Washington D.C. in honor Deputy Deutch in this years Police Unity Tour.

If it is not too much to ask, I would like to contact a department representative or family member so that I might meet the family if they will be in Washington D.C. for Police Memorial Week.

Thank you for your time and it will be an HONOR to ride for your fallen Officer.

Inv. David Northway
Tallahassee Police Department

March 24, 2011

Still remembered and you'll never be forgotten!
Thanks for watching over all of us brother

Deputy Sheriff
Nye County Sheriff's Office

January 20, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Deutch,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served with the ARNG in Afghanistan. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 21, 2010

Deputy Ian Deutch was a hero not only for Nye county but for the State of Nevada and the United States of America. He served with honor.We often wonder why such a great man was taken from us so soon God needed Ian. General Patton once said"It is foolish and wrong to more the men who have died yet thank god such men lived".The world is a lesser place without him.Its hard knowing that you will never hear K9-3 call on duty again you may expect him to still walk down the halls before his shift smiling making the world better.It is because of heroes like Ian that we are able to live free today.Gone but forgotten Rest in Peace Brother till we meet again in heaven. End of Watch April 26,2010

Cadet Shane Hodge
Nye County Sheriff's Department

November 3, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Deutch. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Ian, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Ian's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Ian's life was about so much more than the way he died. Ian will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Deutch, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 11, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

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