Deadline approaches in fundraising effort for Nye deputy

A Custom Ink fundraising campaign for a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy comes to a close on Saturday, June 9.

Nye County Sheriff’s Deputy Duane Downing remains hospitalized in Las Vegas after being struck by a vehicle last month in Tonopah.

As of Wednesday, June 7, more than $2,700 has been raised from the sale of customized T-shirts in support of Downing’s family.

To purchase a shirt, the Custom Ink link address is

Additionally, a GoFundMe account has been established under the heading “Praying for Sgt. Downing,” where at present, more than $3,000 of a $10,000 goal has so far been generated, according to family friend Christy Perry.

Downing was directing traffic at a car fire scene in Tonopah when he was struck and injured by a vehicle on May 21.

Downing also is chairman of the Tonopah Town Board and a community leader.

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