LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Snow was falling Thursday in Carson City as officials gathered for a ceremony to remember Nevada law enforcement officers who have died since 2019.

Gov. Joe Lombardo, who was Clark County sheriff before he won the election, tweeted a statement to mark the event.

“Today is Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Day in Nevada. We will never forget the service and sacrifice of officers who have been killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities in Nevada. Their bravery, courage, and honor will always be remembered in our state,” Lombardo said.

Five of the officers remembered today were Lombardo’s employees when they died.

Family members and representatives of agencies from all over the state were present, and the snow stopped before the Nevada Honor Guard began the ceremony.

The Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Relay Run wrapped up before the 1 p.m. ceremony, arriving in Carson City with a baton containing the names of eight officers added to the memorial this year:

The relay involved law enforcement agencies from around the state, sharing the duty of running segments of the 487-mile route from Las Vegas to Carson City.

The aw Enforcement Memorial is in the courtyard surrounded by Nevada’s Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and the Legislature.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department posted a video Thursday with comments from Lt. Ryan Wiggins on what it means to serve on the Honor Guard. Wiggins was in the same academy class as Metro officer Igor Soldo, who was added to the memorial in 2015, the year after Soldo and officer Alyn Beck were shot to death in the line of duty.

Wiggins called the honor guard “the best team in the nation.”

8NewsNow.com will have additional coverage with details from the ceremony.

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