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47 fallen officers honored at LVMPD memorial in Southern Nevada

47 fallen officers honored at LVMPD memorial in Southern Nevada. 5/18/17 (LVMPD)

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department held it's annual Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial (SNLEM), Thursday evening.

Taking place at the Police Memorial Park, the ceremony is a multi-agency event that pays tribute to the 47 local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

SNLEM Foundation member Stan Olsen was the Master of Ceremonies.

Speakers included the City of Las Vegas Councilman Stavros Anthony, Commissioner Larry Brown, North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez and LVMPD Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

This year’s ceremony will add 13 officers who died in the line of duty as early as 1866. North Las Vegas Police Officer Chad Parque, who was killed in a wrong-way driver accident on Jan. 7 is the latest addition to the memorial walk.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Henderson Police, Nevada Highway Patrol, and the North Las Vegas Police Department were just a few agencies represented at the memorial.

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