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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dean Heller yesterday announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be providing the state of Nevada with $2,000,100.00, the full amount the state requested to cover Nevada law enforcement’s funding shortfall following the October 1st, 2017 shooting in Las Vegas.  Heller worked with Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Department Appropriations Subcommittee Richard Shelby (R-AL) earlier this year to secure additional funding in the omnibus to cover Nevada law enforcement’s overtime costs.

Media reports on Heller’s announcement can be found below.

Sen. Dean Heller announces $2.1 million grant for Nevada
KTNV

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Feds will reimburse Nevada $2M for Las Vegas shooting costs
Las Vegas Review-Journal
By Gary Martin

Nevada will receive full reimbursement from the federal government for overtime costs through a Justice Department program that helps states and communities with extraordinary events, like the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip…

…Heller said the reimbursement was good for the state and the first responders.

“They selflessly ran toward danger, chaos, and uncertainty in order to help others, and as a result they saved many lives on that horrific October night,” Heller said.

Heller asked Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chairman of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, that oversees justice, to increase the amount of funding in a grant program used to assist local states and cities with costs for emergency events.

An increase in grant funds were included in the overall spending bill for fiscal year 2018, which ends Sept. 30.

Heller said the attack, in which 58 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded, prompted an “all-hands-on-deck” response from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as first responders and emergency medical technicians and hospitals.

The full story is available HERE. 


Nevada gets $2 million to cover costs from Las Vegas mass shooting
Las Vegas Sun
By Mick Akers

The Department of Justice today awarded just more than $2 million to Nevada to help cover law enforcement costs related to the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

The money supplements $1 million Nevada received in October after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a country music concert, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800.

The additional funding was necessary because law enforcement overtime costs from the shooting exceeded the initial $1 million, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said in a statement.

The full story is available HERE.

 

Funds Coming to Cover Costs of Oct 1 Shooting
KOH

After getting additional funding to help defray the costs incurred by law enforcement in Nevada following the October 1st shooting, Senator Dean Heller announced that the Department of Justice is providing the state of Nevada with $2,000,100.00, the full amount that the state requested to cover Nevada law enforcement’s shortfall.

The full story is available HERE.

 

Nevada to receive $2.1M to cover police overtime costs for 1 October shooting
Channel 8 Las Vegas
By Caroline Bleakley

Nevada will receive $2.1 million from the Department of Justice to defray the costs incurred by law enforcement during the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“I’m pleased that today the Justice Department announced that it will be reimbursing Nevada for the full amount that the state requested to address its shortfall," said Republican Sen. Dean Heller, in a news release.

The full story is available HERE.

 

'We Back the Blue': Nevada Gets $2.1 Million to Cover Law Enforcement Response to Las Vegas Shooting
CBN News

By Erik Roales

"I'm pleased that today the Justice Department announced that it will be reimbursing Nevada for the full amount that the state requested to address its shortfall," said Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) in a news release.

The Department of Justice had already given Las Vegas a $1 million emergency grant following the mass shooting, but the overtime costs far exceeded that amount.

"They selflessly ran toward danger, chaos and uncertainty in order to help others, and as a result, they saved many lives on that horrific October night," Heller said.

The full story is available HERE.

 

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