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      Police Cleared of Wrongdoing in Standoff Death

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      North Platte - A grand juryhas cleared police officers of wrongdoing in the December death of a NorthPlatte man during a standoff.

      The Lincoln County grand jury came to theirdecision Tuesday in the death of 27-year-old Jesse Hornbacher.

      Policesaid Hornbacher barricaded himself inside his home on Dec. 11 when officers wentto check on him after receiving reports that he was armed and suicidal. Accordingto police, Hornbacher shot himself while in the home as officers wereattempting to negotiate with him.

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