Christopher DeVargas Hundreds of Southern Nevada law enforcement officers, family and friends gather at Police Boneyard to honor the 47 local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of responsibility, Thursday, May 18, 2017.
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Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Introduce slideshow” Bagpipes sounded, officers saluted and weapons fired in salute as about 50 fallen Southern Nevada law enforcement officers going back as far as 1866 were honored Thursday night in the northeast valley.”Tonight has to do with remembrance and tonight is about family,”stated City Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as about
500 Southern Nevadans, uniformed officers and family members of those killed in the line of duty listened somberly.”God bless all of you and God bless our profession.” Lombardo was among several speakers at the annual occasion, held at Authorities Memorial Park, 3520 Metro Academy Method. He was
joined by North Las Vegas Cops Chief Alex Perez, City Councilman and former Metro Police Capt. Stavros Anthony, among other leaders in the Las Vegas Valley authorities neighborhood. Law enforcement officers from different companies running in Southern Nevada, from regional to federal levels, represented their particular forces in uniform as they formed a path for event presiders and crucial music groups to pass through. Old Glory flew at half-mast as a bagpipes crew performed” Fantastic Grace.” “America the Beautiful,”performed by a local high school choir, followed. Thirteen new officers, from companies including the Nevada Department of Corrections, the United States Drug Enforcement Firm and the Lincoln County Constable’s Workplace,
were honored in addition to those from Metro, North Las Vegas and Henderson authorities firms.”For different factors the males and ladies we honor tonight did not make it house at the end of their shifts, “Anthony stated.”All we can do is remember their names,
their legacies and the heroes that they are.”Family members and uniformed officers representing the fallen officers brought white roses to a table with a flower wreath memorial as their names were revealed separately. The night’s most psychological minute came as North Las Vegas Cops Investigator Chad Parque, who passed away after sustaining crucial injuries in a wrong-way crash on Jan. 7, was honored. “Might God bless you all and keep you safe,” said Nevada police historian Frank Adams, resisting tears.”May all officers get back every night.”