10/21/2009

Nev. sheriff blames officer in fatal crash

By Antonio Planas
Las Vegas Review-Journal

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — For the second time in five months, Sheriff Doug Gillespie convened reporters to disclose that an on-duty officer was not wearing a seat belt or using lights and sirens when his speeding car crashed, claiming his life.

At a Tuesday morning news conference, Gillespie said he regrets that two of his officers now have died in accidents that were predictable and preventable.

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