LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hundreds of law enforcement officers, family and friends turned out for the funeral of a Las Vegas police officer killed last week in an on-duty crash while responding to an emergency call.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie praised 28-year-old James Manor as a fine young officer and thanked the Las Vegas community for its support since his death on May 7.
Manor's flag-draped coffin was borne into the International Church of
Las Vegas, which was full to capacity for a funeral service.
The Rev. Naida Parson, Manor's pastor at New Antioch Christian Fellowship, mourned that Manor's life had been cut short. Manor's
8-year-old daughter, Jayla, urged the audience of several hundred
people to keep her dad in their hearts and to remember the Hawaiian
"Ohana is family and ohana means no one gets left behind," she
Manor's patrol car crashed into a pickup truck as he was
responding to a domestic violence report. The cause of the crash i
Police initially accused the driver of the truck, 45-year-oldCalvin Darling, of drunken driving. Authorities later releasedDarling from jail, saying that his blood-alcohol content was below the legal limit.
Darling released a statement Monday through his lawyer, saying hesaw and heard no flashing lights or siren before the crash. Police say they are still investigating.
Manor grew up in a large family in Las Vegas and was a starathlete at Clark High School, where he graduated in 1999. He was approaching the end of his second year as a Las Vegas police officer.
Following the service, dozens of rumbling police motorcycles leda procession of vehicles more than four miles long along the LasVegas Beltway between the church and the burial site in the northwest part of the Las Vegas area.
Manor was the 15th area officer killed in the line of duty since1933, and the first since Sgt. Henry Prendes, 37, was shot andkilled in February 2006 while answering a domestic disturbance call.