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Nev. cop killed in crash, one in critical condition


Las Vegas Review-Journal

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — One of the Las Vegas police officers involved in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night at Nellis Boulevard and Washington Avenue has died from his injuries.

"Losing an officer to a shooting or anything like this is very tragic but we're a family and we'll continue to do our jobs," Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said at a news conference this morning.

Officer Milburn "Millie" Beitel, 30, died at 1:30 a.m. at University Medical Center following surgery. He had been with the department six years.

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