Special ceremony honors those killed in line of duty
A special ceremony was held Thursday to honor the men and women of law enforcement, who gave their lives to keep us safe.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A special ceremony was held Thursday to honor the men and women of law enforcement, who gave their lives to keep us safe.
So far this year, no officers in Southern Nevada have died in the line of duty.
On Thursday, at Police Memorial Park on Cheyenne near the beltway, family and friends gathered to honor 31 lives lost from 1905 until now.
The Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial is held every year. It's a time for family, friends and colleagues to honor the dead, praise the living and join in solemn remembrance.
The names of Southern Nevada officers who have died in the line of duty, are written in stone on a wall at Police Memorial Park.
Metro Sheriff Doug Gillespie said they will never be forgotten, "Let me say thank you to all of you, that are there waiting for us, no matter what mood we're in, no matter what happened on the job that day, we owe you a gratitude for your love and support."
Sheriff Gillespie also said, when officers are on duty, their families are too.