Vigil held for former police Explorer killed in motorcycle crash

Krista Hostetler

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Vigil held for former police Explorer killed in motorcycle crash

CREATED Sep. 21, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Tears were shed, prayers were spoken and candles burned at a vigil Friday evening where Jonathon Ramirez died.

Nearly 100 family, friends and even strangers came to say goodbye during the vigil at Tropicana and Decatur.

Ramirez was a Metro Explorer, on his way to becoming a cop, when his motorcycle crashed.

He had a two-year-old son and was about to be a dad again.

His pregnant fiance tried to hold back tears, while a grief-stricken father tried to accept that his 21-year-old son was gone.

There has been an account set up for the family of Ramirez. Anyone wishing to donate can go to any Wells Fargo bank and provide the following information:

Jonathon Ramirez Memorial Fund
Account # 6823195430

The LVMPD Explorer Program will be having a fundraiser car wash on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Brake Masters at 8080 South Eastern from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All donations will benefit the Ramirez family.

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