Nevada DMV-PS News Release

Contact: Kimberly J. Evans
555 Wright Way
Carson City, Nevada 89711
Office: (775) 684-4554
Pager: (775) 861-5897
NEWS FROM: Public Safety 00-155

Law Enforcement Memorial Run Begins Wednesday
First Annual Las Vegas to Carson City Relay Race Honors Fallen Officers

Police officers from agencies across the state will carry a baton from northwest Las Vegas to the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Carson City over the next week to honor their fallen brethren. The Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Run begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, in northwest Las Vegas.

This is the first of what will be annual runs conducted during National Police Memorial Week. It is being coordinated by the Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs (NCOPS) and the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Commission. The purpose is bring public attention to the fallen officers listed on the Memorial in Carson City and to raise funds to support it.

The baton itself also carries the names of Nevada police officers who have died in the line of duty. Runners come from the ranks of all Nevada peace officers and Nevada federal law enforcement. The distance of approximately 430 miles has been split into 95 separate legs. The baton is scheduled to arrive in Carson City on May 16th. The final leg of the run from the Ormsby House Hotel to the Memorial at the Nevada State Capitol will be completed on the morning of May 17th.

Media coverage of the kick-off is invited.

What: Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Run

Where: Texas Station Hotel Northwest Parking Lot

Rancho Rd. at Smoke Ranch

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000