The 19th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run kicked off this morning at 8am from Police Memorial Park. The run is 430 miles, from Las Vegas to Carson City, and consists of 132 legs. Each of the 132 legs is representative of a Nevada officer who died in the line of duty. The names of all 132 officers are engraved at the memorial, which is on Gowan near Hualapai.
Two additional legs were added this year. One for Charleston Hartfield, who was off-duty when he was killed at the October 1 shooting, and one for National Park Service ranger Thomas Brown, who died during a training exercise at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 1973. It is unclear as to the delay for honoring Brown before this year.
The run concludes on May 3rd in Carson City, at the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on the Nevada State Capitol grounds.