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Memorial Grows for Fallen Officer, Surviving Officer Named
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Metro says Officer David W. Nesheiwat is the surviving officer from Wednesday's fatal accident involving a police cruiser. Police say Officer Nesheiwat is expected to make a full recovery.

Mourners are leaving messages and flowers at the scene of a crash that claimed Nesheiwat's parter's life.

Officer Milburn Beitel died after the Wednesday night accident at Washington and Nellis. The 30-year-old police officer had been with the force for six years and had attented Silverado High School when he was a teen.

Some of those visiting the site of the crash knew Beitel but people who don't know him have also paid their respects.

"My heart goes out to his family. It's not easy losing a loved one; it doesn't get better. That void is always going to be there," said Alexandria Shamoo, who stopped by the roadside memorial.

An account has been set up in memory of Officer Beitel through the Injured Police Officers Fund. The fund is to help families with expenses not covered by insurance. The account is at the Nevada State Bank.

Metro says investigators have not yet determined what caused the officers to lose control of their patrol car and crash. Metro says Nesheiwat is expected to make a full recovery.

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