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Deputy slain responding to domestic dispute


A domestic disturbance in Harlem ended in tragedy Thursday night as one Blaine County Sheriff's deputy was killed and another wounded.

Deputy Joshua Thomas Rutherford was slain in the line of duty shortly after 10:15 p.m. along U.S. Highway 2 just south of Harlem near a power substation. He died at the scene. Deputy Loren Janis also was wounded in the incident, and transported to Billings for medical treatment.

Authorities did not release the ages of the victims.

Laurence Jackson Jr., 25, of Harlem was arrested following the killing and remains jailed in the Hill County Detention Center pen...

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