Hoff Peace Officer Memorial canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A memorial to honor Nevada's fallen peace officers has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial Board of Directors made the announcement Monday, March 23, 2020.

The ceremony was scheduled for May 8, 2020 in Idlewild Park.

In a statement, the board said:

For the first time since 1988, there will not be a memorial ceremony honoring Nevada’s fallen peace officers.

This decision is to ensure the health and well-being of the community and our first responders.

The James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial will return on Friday, May 7, 2021.

To donate to the memorial, click here.

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