Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-07-29 22:46:00 –
Las Vegas (FOX5)-Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Mikamei died Thursday after being hit by a vehicle this week during a fierce encounter with a suspect on an interstate highway.
“Because my heart is heavy [NHP] Trooper Mika May # 6203, “NHP Southern Command said in a tweet.
I have a heavy heart @NHPSouthernComm Trooper Mika May # 6203. He was beaten while deploying a stopstick on the I-15 in an attempt to arrest an armed carjacker. The suspect’s car struck a life-threatening injured trooper May. pic.twitter.com/f54aHOZFaY
— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) July 30, 2021
In May, a vehicle struck after following a highway on I-15 near Sahara Avenue on July 27. Police said May was laying spike stop strips in an attempt to stop the suspect’s car.
“The hero of Trooper May exemplifies the definition of a guardian of silence. His dedication and service will never be forgotten,” said George Triatti, director of the Nevada Department of Public Security, in a statement. “Our heart is directed at this sad family and acknowledges the unique sacrifice to Nevada.”
The driver, 60-year-old Douglas Clayborn, was shot dead by law enforcement after the chase. According to NHP, May was airlifted to a university medical center in crisis and later died.
May is surviving by his wife and two children. He is the 12th member of NHP and died on duty.
The agency said it was the 12th NHP member who died on duty.
Information about the memorial service will be released soon.
How to help
The Injury Police Officer Fund (IPOF) has established a fund to support Trooper May’s family.
If you want to help, you can make a donation www.IPOF.Vegas Alternatively, the check can be mailed to the following address:
Injured police officer fund
C / o Trooper Mikamei
9330 W. Lake Mead Boulevard, Suite 130
Las Vegas, Nevada 89134
You can also donate directly to:
Account number 1601038
330 S Rampart Blvd Suite150, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Governor of Nevada.Steve Sisolak
“Cathy and I were heartbroken to learn that two 13-year veterans of the Nevada Highway Patrol, husband and father, state police Mika May, died. Mika was in his community. He died bravely protecting him, and while he reached the end of surveillance, his heroic actions and contributions to Nevada will never be forgotten. Cathy and I are this incredible. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, his family, his loved ones, and the entire law enforcement community during difficult times. May he rest in peace. “
Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick
“Truper May devoted a life of service to Clark County and its residents and visitors,” said Marilyn Kirkpatrick, chairman of the Clark County Commission. “His premature death is a tragic loss to his family, friends, colleagues, and all of us who appreciate the important public security activities of the Nevada Highway Patrol.”
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) July 30, 2021
Deep condolences and condolences to the Silver & Blue brothers and sisters @NHPSouthernComm And in May, the family lost Trooper Mikamei on a mission.From all of us @LasVegasFD .. rest in peace. https://t.co/1klUPKTeYr
— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) July 30, 2021
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