LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A fundraiser and donation channels are available for anyone who would like to help a Las Vegas Metro police officer’s family following his shooting death while on the job.
Metro police officer Truong Thai, 49, was killed on Thursday morning after responding to a domestic disturbance involving Tyson Hampton, 24, on the east side of the valley, police said.
Thai was shot when Hampton exchanged gunfire with police. He died at the hospital.
The Injured Police Officers Fund is hosting a fundraiser at the Nevada Coin Mart on Monday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and merchandise will be available at the fundraiser and all proceeds will go towards the family of Officer Thai.
If anyone would like to donate directly on behalf of Officer Thai, they can donate to the Injured Police Officer’s Fund by clicking this link.
Additionally, the IPOF partnered with Valiant Supply to create a T-shirt in honor of Thai, the proceeds of which will also go to his family. The shirt will be available soon through the organization, IPOF announced.
Thai had been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 1999.