Trooper injured trying to stop carjack suspect in Vegas has died
LAS VEGAS (AP/STAFF) - THURSDAY UPDATE The Nevada Highway Patrol reports Trooper Micah May has died.
May, 46, served 13 years as a trooper. He was attempting to deploy stop-sticks to stop an armed car-jacking suspect on Interstate 15 when the suspect’s vehicle hit him.
“Trooper May’s heroism exemplified the definition of a silent guardian. His dedication and service will never be forgotten,” Director George Togliatti said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to this grieving family and recognize the unique sacrifice to the state of Nevada. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.”
Gov. Steve Sisolak said he and his wife were saddened to hear of the death.
“Micah passed away while bravely protecting his community and while he has reached his end of watch, his heroic actions and contributions to the State of Nevada will never be forgotten,” Sisolak said in a statement. “Kathy and I extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, his family, his loved ones, and the entire law enforcement community during this incredibly difficult time. May he rest in peace.”
May is survived by his wife and two children. The Injured Police Officer Fund (IPOF) has established a fund to assist May’s family.
ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities have identified a 46-year-old Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who was critically injured by a vehicle being chased on a busy freeway near the Las Vegas Strip before the driver died amid officers’ gunfire.
Trooper Micah May remained hospitalized Wednesday after he was hurt while trying to lay spike strips to disable a vehicle that officials say was driven by a carjacking suspect trying to elude police and
NHP vehicles a little before noon Tuesday.
The highway patrol said the driver of the car that hit May was killed during an officer-involved shooting now being investigated by Las Vegas police. The person who died has not been publicly identified.
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