We will never forget their sacrifice...
In conjunction with National Police Week, Thursday, May 4, 2017, the 20th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony will be held on the Capitol grounds in Carson City. The service will honor the 130 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 North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque. This officer died from injuries sustained in an auto accident while on duty. A vehicle traveling the wrong way on a divided road struck his police vehicle head on and then he was struck in the rear by another vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries on January 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife, children and siblings.
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 26, 2017. One leg of the run is completed in the memory of each officer listed on the memorial.
This year, the officer honored at the Memorial Service will be:
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.
20th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement
Officers Memorial Ceremony
DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 4, 2017
LOCATION: Nevada Capitol Grounds
(between Capitol Building & Legislative Building)