LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Health officials and first responders in northern Nevada gathered to honor one of their own.
Ed Pricola is the flight nurse who lost his life in last week's Care Flight crash.
Family and friends began his vigil with a moment of silence for all the crash's victims on Friday.
Those close to him say he left a huge impact mentoring and working with many caregivers at Carson Tahoe Health.
RELATED | 5 dead after Care Flight plane crash in Lyon County
Carson Tahoe Health staff paid tribute to him by sharing stories of their experiences working with Ed and how his passion for helping others will live on.
Health leaders say the community is Nevada strong, and all came together to support the family after this tragedy.
Governor Joe Lombardo signed an executive order to honor the victims of the crash.
It calls for flags to be half-staff at the state capitol and all state public buildings and groundings beginning at sunrise on Saturday, March 4.
A public memorial service for all five victims is scheduled for next week.