CARSON CITY — State officials and law enforcement officers from throughout Nevada gathered in the state capital on Wednesday to commemorate three officers who lost their lives while on duty over the past year.

A ceremony on the Capitol Mall honored three officers.

Nevada Highway Patrol Sergeant Ben Jenkins, was shot and killed in White Pine County in March 2020 after stopping to assist a disabled driver on the highway.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant Erik Lloyd and Pahrump Justice Court Bailiff Gerard Smith both passed away from complications related to COVID-19.