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September 23, 2014

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NLV Judge Stephen Dahl to retire

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Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun

Justice of the Peace Stephen J. Dahl speaks Wednesday during the arraignment of the six defendants charged in connection with the murder of Metro Police Officer Trevor Nettleton. Nettleton was fatally shot in his garage Nov. 19 during what police have called an attempted robbery.

North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Stephen Dahl, currently in his third term in office, announced his retirement Thursday.

Dahl, 56, who has served in the North Las Vegas Justice Court since 1995, said he is announcing he will not be seeking re-election now so that others who may be interested in running will have time to plan a campaign.

In a city press release he thanked the citizens of the North Las Vegas Township, his colleagues on the bench and the staff of North Las Vegas Justice Court.

Throughout his time as Justice of the Peace, Dahl served on the boards of the Eighth Judicial District Pro Bono Foundation, the Clark County Bar Association, the Clark County Law Foundation and the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction. Dahl has also served on the Nevada Supreme Court Indigent Defense and Access to Justice Commissions and the Specialty Court Funding Committee.

He was also recently presented with the Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award by the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction.

The election for the new North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace will take place in November 2012.

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