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Nevada peace officers killed in line of duty honored in Carson City

Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Carson City.
Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Carson City.(KOLO)
Published: May. 5, 2021 at 5:39 PM PDT|Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 12:26 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - Governor Steve Sisolak ordered flags to half-staff Thursday in honor of the Nevada peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Three more names will be added to the memorial on the state capitol grounds including Sergeant Ben Jenkins, the Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper shot and killed last year while checking on a driver pulled over on the side of the road.

Sgt. Ben Jenkins, 47, with the Nevada Highway Patrol is survived by his wife, his mother, four...
Sgt. Ben Jenkins, 47, with the Nevada Highway Patrol is survived by his wife, his mother, four children and five grandchildren.((Source: Nevada Highway Patrol/Facebook))

“The State of Nevada owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who serve as law enforcement officers in our State and throughout the nation, who risk their lives for the continued peace, safety, and security of our society,” said Gov. Sisolak. “This year, we reflect on the lives and legacies of the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Jenkins, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Erik Lloyd, and Nye County Sheriff Office Bailiff Gerald Smith, who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the residents of our great State.”

The Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 6 at 1 p.m. on the capitol grounds.

Flags will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and State public buildings until sunset.

Three names were added to the memorial in Carson City, including Sgt. Ben Jenkins who was shot...
Three names were added to the memorial in Carson City, including Sgt. Ben Jenkins who was shot and killed last year in White Pine County.(KOLO / Ed Pearce)

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