LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In recognition of National Police Week, several law enforcement agencies gathered to pay tribute to local officers who have died in the line of duty Thursday.
51 officers were honored at the Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at Las Vegas City Hall.
Officers being honored come from agencies such as the FBI, Henderson Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department, Union Pacific Railroad, Nye County Sheriff’s Office, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
This year, four new names were added to the memorial wall, including Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah David May, who died on July 29, 2021.
The other names added to the wall are:
- Gerald Bear Smith, Pahrump Justice Court Baliff, who died on January 18, 2021
- LVMPD Officer Jason Swanger, who died on June 24, 2021
- LVMPD Lieutenant Erik Lloyd, who died on July 29, 2020
- Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah David May on July 29, 2021
During the ceremony, plans for a new memorial to honor K-9 officers killed in the line of duty were also announced, along with the release of a rendering and a photo of what the statue will look like, once the project is complete.
The new memorial will be added to Police Memorial Park.