Hiker wants to honor Vanbuskirk's memory at Mary Jane Falls
A local hiker is on a mission to honor the memory of Officer David Vanbuskirk on the trail where he died saving someone's life.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A local hiker is on a mission to honor the memory of Las Vegas Police Officer David Vanbuskirk on the trail where he died saving someone's life.
Ronald Lapointe said he would like to have part of the trail at Mary Jane Falls either renamed or dedicated in Vanbuskirk's honor.
He would also like to have a large bolder with the officer's name for people to see.
Lapointe thought of the idea Sunday while hiking Mary Jane Falls. He only met the officer once, briefly, touring Metro's search and rescue base at the North Las Vegas Airport.
He admired Vanbuskirk's passion for his job.
Lapointe is waiting to hear back from a request he sent to the Forest Service about the dedication.
He has also reached out to Sheriff Doug Gillespie, and would like the blessing from Vanbuskirk's family.