Trooper Micah May remembered for bravery, devotion to community

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah May was remembered as a dedicated husband and father and a tireless protector of the community, which he loved, at a Friday funeral service in Henderson.

Trooper May died last week after he was hit by a carjacking suspect on July 27 during a chaotic police chase on the I-15 freeway. A portion of May’s funeral procession went through I-15 south where May spent his final moments.

“Micah, like so many thousands of other law enforcement officers are the silent guardians over the lives of people in this community,” said Col. Anne Carpenter of NHP at May’s funeral. “They sign up to charge into the unknown to right wrongs and stop someone from their path of destruction.”

Carpenter said May will be remembered for his loyalty, sense of humor, and steadfast devotion to the people of Southern Nevada.

The 46-year-old trooper was married and the father of two young children. At his funeral service, NHP presented May’s widow, Joanna May, with a folded flag and the Trooper’s posthumous commendations for bravery in the line of duty.

May was a 13 year veteran with NHP. His wife, Joanna, said “he loved his job and he loved being a state trooper.”

Paul May said his brother was fun-loving and always quick with a joke.

“I’d like to think for the last week he’s been up there poking his head out from the clouds, taking daredevil leaps between them,” said May.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman addressed May’s family during the ceremony.

“We ache with you in this tragic loss,” said Goodman. “But we are blending with you in the celebration and joy for Micah’s life. He is a hero, a role model, idol and a champion… because his life was enriched and stabilized by you, his devoted family.”

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah May was laid to rest at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas.

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