The first act undertaken by an LVMPD officer is to swear under oath his or her dedication to serve and protect our community. Each day our officers put their lives on the line. This section honors those officers whose dedication led them to perform great acts of heroism.
Included in these pages are the LVMPD officers who have died in the line of duty. Each year we honor their bravery with the Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial service. The event traditionally is held sometime during "National Police Week."
President John F. Kennedy in 1963 signed the Congressional resolution that each year makes May 15 "Peace Officers Memorial Day" and the calendar week of each year during which May 15 occurs as "Police Week."President George Bush dedicated the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in 1991. This memorial honors all of America's federal, state and local law enforcers. Inscribed on the Memorial's blue-gray marble walls are the names of more than 14,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, dating back to the first known death in 1794.
As we remember those fallen officers, we also remember their survivors. Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., also known as COPS, is a nationwide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal government criteria.