A family is mourning the death of a husband and father they affectionately called Superman.
51-year-old corrections officer Kyle Eng died in the line of duty at the Las Vegas City Jail after being found unconscious on Thursday.
“It’s very tragic and the problem is he was the backbone of his family,” said Tom Ratzsch, Injured Police Officer’s Fund.
Injured Police Officer’s Fund is an organization which steps into to help the families of law enforcement officers injured or killed in the line of duty. IPOF is currently helping the Eng’s family follow his death.
“The reason the IPOF reaches out more towards the family, it lets the department, whatever department it is, they can handle what they need to on a department level where the IPOF is going to help the family with the family’s needs,” Ratzsch said.
Eng leaves behind a wife, three daughters and ninth grandchildren, with a tenth on the way.
“I’ve talked to some officers as well that worked with him and every day he talked family,” Ratzsch said.
Eng previously worked as a truck driver for Anderson Dairy before deciding to go into law enforcement. He began working at the city jail in January.
“It’s a common thing with a lot of people they realize some of the jobs that they have, there is no actual retirement for them, so I think that might have been one of the reasons for him to do something like that,” Ratzsch said.
During his short time as a corrections officer, Ratzsch added Eng left a lasting impression on his co-workers.
“From every person I’ve spoken with, everybody spoke highly of him,” Ratzsch said.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has not released a cause or manner of death.
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