25th Annual James D. Hoff Peace Memorial Friday at Idlewild Park

By: Samantha Boatman Email
By: Samantha Boatman Email

RENO, NV - It's dedicated to an officer killed in the line of duty, now 24 years later officers are still being honored and remembered for serving to protect.

Friday morning at Idlewild Park, fallen officers and survivors are going to honored and remembered.

The James D. Hoff Peace Memorial was dedicated back in October of 1988 in memory of Reno Police Officer James Hoff who was killed in the line of duty back in 1979.

At the time, he was an undercover narcotics agent and was kidnapped during an undercover operation just a short distance from the memorial at Idlewild Park.

His body was later found.

His memory and legacy, along with other officers lives on. At Friday's event Survivor Plaques will also be presented to 18 peace officers who survived deadly encounters with criminal suspects.

Governor Brian Sandoval will be the guest speaker. It's also marked by a 21-gun salute, a bagpipe tribute, and a release of doves. The memorial starts at Idlewild Park at 10 a.m.


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