Nevada Law Enforcement Officers' MemorialThe Nevada Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial on the grounds of the state Capitol in Carson City, Nev. The annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Run began in late April and will end Thursday, May 4, at 1 p.m., at the state Capitol at the Nevada Peace Officers Memorial.
The nearly 500-mile relay, run in segments by law-enforcement officers, is part of National Police Memorial Week, May 9-15.
In a 2017 news release, the Carson City Sheriff's Office noted the somber occasion: "Every year Nevada's law-enforcement officers make an Olympic type run from Las Vegas to the Memorial in Carson City. They carry a roll of the names of all the officers that have lost their lives so they will always be remembered."
Nevada Law Enforcement Officers' MemorialThe Nevada Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial on the grounds of the state Capitol in Carson City, Nev.
Throughout my career, I had an excellent relationship with the California Highway Patrol, local police departments and sheriff departments. In fact, two police chiefs were my best friends. We used to joke that they had their job to do and I had mine and we may not always agree. Yet we remained closed friends.
When the anti-police riots swept the nation several years ago, and I saw all the anti-police rhetoric on Facebook, I wrote that my relationships with police were very good. Yes, there were some bad cops, but in the departments I covered, they were weeded out and/or arrested.
I remember one former friend used tear emojis mocking me for my friendship with two police chiefs and my statement in support of police. I immediately blocked her. She is a physician. I couldn't believe the prejudice. I still can't.
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