While many families around the Las Vegas valley will gather to celebrate their fathers on Sunday, 8 News now wanted to share one family’s story because it’s a unique one. It involves a father who shares something special with his wife and children.
The whole family wears the badge.
Officer Lee Young Senior has spent years building his career as a North Las Vegas police officer. Now, his kids are following in his footsteps.
“I think it says a lot about them, about the city,” Young said.
Officer Lee and his family share an unshakeable bond. They all suit up to save lives as North Las Vegas police officers.
“This is the career that they chose, and I think they all exceed very well at it,” Young said.
He met his wife, Brenda, at the department where she works as a dispatcher.
“Basically, we met because Brenda was telling me where to go every night four or five nights a week,” he said.
Years later, his son Lee Junior started in the same profession.
“I love this job, it’s definitely a very rewarding job,” said Lee Young Junior.
Then their other kids followed. Alisia and Jesenia also wear the uniform.
“I used to say I was the cop and they were the robbers and I used to go chase them and say stop!” Jesenia Young said.
Now, their shared love for the law brings them closer every day.
“When we get around other family members it gets a little confusing because we talk in code to them,” said Lee Young Senior.
As they get ready to celebrate Father’s Day, Lee Young Senior hopes this bond behind the badge never ends.
“We have a lot of officers whose fathers and grandfathers have worked for the department at one point or another and I can see our family going down that road as well,” he said.
This generation’s beaming pride holding hope for the future.
“I feel like as a parent, I’ve accomplished a big goal in life, especially to have so many kids be able to become police officers.”