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.
The 19th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run to honor Nevada's fallen officers, was kicked off this morning by LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman in a ceremony held at Police Memorial Park The purpose of the run is to bring recognition Nevada law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Each leg of the memorial run represents an officer listed on the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. 132 names are now engraved on the Memorial, therefore 132 legs will be run during this week covering 430 miles. The run will end at the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Nevada State Capitol/Legislative Grounds in Carson City, on May 3. #LVMPD #simplythebest #👮 #lasvegas #vegas #clarkcountynv #wearehiring #jointheforce 🏃👮🚔🚨 #memorial #memorialrun #policeweek #fallenofficer #heroes #neverforget #VegastoCarsonCity