Officer Down Account Information: Wells Fargo Bank – Account #6102
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Officer Alyn Beck
Officer Alyn Beck was shot and killed while eating lunch with fellow Officer Igor Soldo, whom also died in the shooting. Officer Beck (41) was a senior patrol officer who joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 2001. Soon before his death, he had interviewed and tested for promotion to sergeant and was expected to pass with ease. He had a passion for training and many of his response tactics that he taught in his department are used across the US today. He is survived by his wife and 11-year old daughter.
Officer Igor Soldo
Officer Igor Soldo was shot and killed while eating lunch with fellow Officer Alyn Beck, whom also died in the shooting. Officer Soldo (31) was a part-time correction officer for three years in Lincoln, Nebraska, before moving to Las Vegas and joining the department in 2006. His fellow officers remember him as having an impressive memory when it came to recalling statues or case law. He is survived by his wife and infant son.
Officer David Vanbuskirk
Officer David Vanbuskirk died Monday, July 22nd, after falling during a night time aerial rescue of a stranded hiker. Officer Vanbuskirk was 36 years old. He served with the LVMPD for 13 years.
For those wishing to donate to the Family of Officer Vanbuskirk, the IPOF has setup an account at Wells Fargo Bank. You can stop by any branch and make a donation to the Vanbuskirk family (Acct #: 6102).
Officer James Manor
Officer James Manor died in the line of duty on Thursday, May 7, 2009. He was killed in an accident while responding to a domestic violence call. Officer Manor had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for two years. He is survived by his daughter.
Officer Trevor Nettleton
Officer Trevor Nettleton was shot and killed after being confronted by several robbery suspects in his garage. Officer Nettleton was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, two-year-old son, two-month-old daughter, parents, and his brother who is currently serving in Iraq.
Officer Milburn Beitel
Officer Milburn "Millie" Beitel died in the line of duty on Thursday, October 8th, 2009. He was 30 years old and had been with Metro for five years. He passed away around 1:30 a.m., following surgery at UMC. The patrol car he and his partner, Officer David W. Nesheiwat, were riding in was involved in an accident.
Officer Marc Kahre joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as a Cadet on October 2, 1973, and became a Commissioned Officer in 1975. On October 11, 1988, at approximately 1215 hours, he spotted a car…
Officer Daniel Leach
Correctional Officer Daniel Leach was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 95, near Searchlight, at approximately 5:45 am. He was driving a prisoner transport van to the Tucker Holding Facility to pickup prisoners when the vehicle collided with a semi truck that pulled into his path from a side street. Officer Leach had served with the agency for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Sergeant Paul De Weert
Sergeant Paul De Weert joined the Las Vegas Police Department in January of 1948, and was known by his fellow officers as “Pappy.”He spent only a short time in the Uniform Division before they recognized his talents…
William Robert Fortye
William Robert Fortye joined the Las Vegas Police Department on October 10, 1961. The first officers to arrive found Officer Fortye lying alongside his patrol car, his dog standing faithfully by his side. His assailant…
Robert F. Dula, Jr.
Officer Robert F. Dula, Jr. joined the Las Vegas Police Department on June 16, 1952, at 22 years of age. After working in the Uniform Division for a little over a year, he was transferred to the Detective Bureau…
James Walter Harbin II
Correction Officer James Walter Harbin II joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on February 7, 1979. On March 18, 1979, approximately six weeks later, Officer Harbin was shot and killed in a convenience…
Ernest James May
Ernest James May was the first Las Vegas Police Officer to give his life in the line of duty. Officer May, a member of a prominent pioneer family, joined the Las Vegas Police Department in the early 1930’s at a time…
Wilbur Eugene Mcgee
Officer Wilbur Eugene McGee joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on June 22, 1954. He began his career with the Police Department as an undercover investigator assigned to the downtown area. During his short 17 month career…
Russell Lee Peterson Jr
Officer Russell L. Peterson joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on April 17, 1990. He served approximately six years in Patrol, Training, and the Gang Unit before transferring to Search & Rescue in May 1996.
On February 1st, 2006, Sergeant Prendes responded to a report of a violent family disturbance. As he entered the residence he was ambushed and shot by a suspect armed with an assault rifle. Sergeant Prendes died at the scene…
Donald C. Weese
Officer Donald C. Weese joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on September 11, 1990. On the night of October 23, 1992, while working as a Field Training Officer with his partner, Eric Kerns, he responded to a gun call…
Clark Anthony Wooldridge
Officer Clark Anthony Wooldridge joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in August 1978. While responding to a report of a fight caused by a traffic accident, Officer Wooldridges’ own patrol car collided..