Basic High and Coronado High come together to remember victims lost in mass shooting
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
The high school football game between Basic High and Coronado took on a different tone than usual. The game was more of a way to heal for the Basic High and the Coronado Community.
Coronado High's number 15 was ready to play. Isaiah Hartfield just appeared at a memorial for his father, fallen Officer Charleston Hartfield the day before. The off-duty officer was one of the 58 victims killed during the mass shooting on October first.
Isaiah shook all the hands of the officers attending his game.
"His dad was all about service and gratitude and love for his country. He's exhibiting the same traits. He's here. He firmly believes this is where his dad would want him to be," said Officer Myron Hamm with Metro Police.
On the other side of the field, 20-year old Quinton Robbins was remembered. He also died during mass shooting. The Henderson resident was a volunteer coach and former student at Basic.
"It's very meaningful because Quinton would have been at this game," said Henderson resident Erica Benedict.
The Coronado High football players wore badge number decal for Officer Hartfield. On the Basic side, these q's were given out.
"It's like a way for us to come together and show how much we love Quinton. How much we love Vegas," said Benedict.