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ICYMI: Titus Resolution Honoring Fallen Peace Officers Passes U.S. House

Resolution commemorating fallen peace officers passed unanimously

Washington, DC – In case you missed it, yesterday Congresswoman Dina Titus’s (D-NV) bipartisan resolution commemorating fallen peace officers, honoring 557 officers in total and nine from Nevada, passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously. The resolution Congresswoman Titus introduced with Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) would authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition to be held on May 15th.

“We cannot bring back those that we’ve lost, but we can honor the sacrifice they made to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe,” said Rep. Titus on the House floor. “My condolences are with the families and loved ones of these brave public servants, and all of those who are mourning the loss of the 557 courageous men and women whose duty and sacrifice will be commemorated at this year’s Memorial.”

The resolution honors the following nine officers from Nevada who made the ultimate sacrifice:

  • Bailiff Gerald “Bear” Smith, Pahrump Justice Court
  • Officer Philip Closi, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Sergeant Douglas King, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Senior Federal Air Marshal Shawn Hennessee, Federal Air Marshal Service
  • Officer Edward Contreras, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Special U.S. Deputy Marshal Jose Gomez
  • Detective Justin Terry, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Officer Truong Thai, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Officer Ray Edward East, Walker River Paiute Tribal Police Department