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14 Thursday, October 9, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Letters to the Editor I i i ii Continued from page II not a land lady. Doug was a dear friend living with us on our property. I was naive about your job, until I picked up copy of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS). In regard to your statement you made toward Mr. Ander- son, that, "he had no business being on our property." The NRS states that you have the authority to determine who is or isn't allowed on a property. This is my property and my good , n neighbor, Mr. Anderson, was here as a friend to Us and the deceased. We all had just been informed of his death and were in shock and still trying to make sense of it. In reference to your statement that no elected county official gets an I.D. card, except those in the Sheriff s Depart- ment, in regard to my questioning who you were at my gate: maybe you do not have an I.D. from your job, but could you have shown me a driver's license, or a Nevada I.D. when I Refinancing your home doesn't have to be difficult... Call Nevada State Bank! i asked who you were? We never entered the deceased' s property without a deputy present as you did. No where in the NRS does it state that you should seemingly act rude, and uncaring when you appear on a job. One thing is for sure, there was a death and the people who cared and loved the deceased, were left behind. Maybe we all were not related, but we've known him for years, he was like part of our family, as we were to him. 9% Has the fear of all the paperwork stopped you from refinancing your home? Our convenient service and quick application process makes it easy. A Home Refinance Loan from Nevada APR Financing* State Bank can save you thousands of dollars in interest or payoffyour home mortgage much faster. NO FEES. NO CLOSING COSTS. NO HASSLES. Apply today; call 1-800-789-4671 Or visit our branches located at 601 State Highway 160, Pahrump 727-7850 and 1111 State Highway 160, Pahrump 727-7859 Equal Housing Lender NE*v00kDA STATE BANK We take your business personally* Member FOIC *Fixed rate based on ?-year term and requires tlvee popular sen/ices: automatic payment deductton, home equity credit line, and Reddi-Resente account. Payment equals $15.58 per $1,000 borrowed. Credit approval required, Longer terms also available, call us for details. Subject to change without notice. Property insurance required. 1" Subject to determination of loan-to-value ratio, flood status and clear title. Any applications taken after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday will be reviewed as of 8:00ta.m. Monday; the t0 hours will start at that time. Excludes holidays. What you stated at times during your investigation were seemingly rude remarks about our friend. That hurt us almost as much as his death. I know your job cannot be pleasant, but you ran for the job knowing what it entailed. You should at least show pro- fessional ethics when you're dealing with those the de- ceased left behind. You stated that a deputy was present to see that you did your job, not true. In fact, the deputy left shortly after your arrival. You also stated, "I never ever said I was there to take control of the deceased's valuables for Nye County." Not true. What you said at the gate, in front of three witnesses and a Nye County Sheriff deputy was, 'Tin here to take charge of the valuables for Nye County." Later, to my hus- band, you stated, "All this is mine, we're taking every- thing." As toyour reference to me shutting the gate in your face, my husband shut it be- hind you afteryou lefiourprop- erty on the way to the pickup. Is there some confusion there? According toNRS 253.045, as we understand it, you were to contact the next of kin. You did not do that. We did that, and we had to tell her how to contact you. The deceased's wife had no knowledgeofyou, your job or your phone num- ber at that time. You stated that you do not give receipts to civilians. What would be the harm in giving me a receipt for the items you removed from my property, in case the deceased's relatives had any questions? Because they could not contact you, they would contact me. You com- mented that Mr. Anderson would be the furst to scream his bloody head off if items turned up missing. What hap- pened to the four items you removed from the deceased's wallet in front of witnesses? The bottom line was your attitude and the way you seemingly conducted your- self in carrying out your du- ties. Your attitude appeared condescending at times. Be- ing courteous and pleasant does go along with being a professional. The only thing I was igno- rant about was your job du- ties, since I have not dealt with a death personally be- fore this time. I don't con- sider myself to he exception- ally ignorant, stupid or inter- feting as you stated in your letter. I've always been cour- teous to people and aware of their feelings. I've always tried to treat people how I would like to be treated, a lesson you should learn. Shelly A. Manas Pahrump