Memorial Service


We will never forget their sacrifice...

In conjunction with National Police Week, May 3, 2018, the 21st Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony will be held on the Capitol grounds in Carson City. The service will honor the 131 Nevada Peace Officers that have been killed in the line of duty. In 1998, the memorial was dedicated on the Capitol grounds to recognize the ultimate sacrifice these officers made in service of their communities. 

The first officer killed in the line of duty was Carson County Nevada Territory Sheriff John L. Blackburn, who was killed in 1861 while making an arrest. The last officer killed in the line of duty was Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Charleston V. Hartfield. Officer Hartfield was shot and killed while taking off duty action to rescue citizens during the active shooter incident at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. He is survived by his wife and two children.

The service will begin with the presentation of the colors by the combined Nevada Law Enforcement Honor Guard and the delivery of a runner's memorial baton. The baton is being relayed by Nevada Peace Officers from Law Vegas to Carson City. The Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Run starts April 25, 2018. One leg of the run is completed in the memory of each officer listed on the memorial. 

Over 100 Police honor guards, accompanied by a Pipe and Drum Corp, buglers, rifle teams and horse-mounted officers are expected to participate in the memorial service.


EVENT: 21st Annual Nevada Law Enforcement
Officers Memorial Ceremony
DATE/TIME: May 3, 2018
LOCATION: Nevada Capitol Grounds
(between Capitol Building & Legislative Building)