Pahrump bailiff dies from complications due to COVID-19; deputies escort body back to Nye County


Photo of Nye County Sheriff deputies escorting body of Pahrump Justice Court Bailiff Gerald “Bear” Smith, who died from COVID-19.

NYE COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) — Nye County sheriff’s deputies escorted the body of Pahrump Justice Court Bailiff Gerald “Bear” Smith back to Nye County after his passing.

Photo courtesy: Nye County Facebook page.

Nye County reported the sad news on its Facebook page along with pictures Monday night.

According to Nye County Sheriff, Smith was in a hospital in Las Vegas battling COVID-19 before he passed away due to complications from the virus.

Nye County said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, court staff, and his Nye County law enforcement family.”

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