2 fallen Vegas officers honored at annual police memorial

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers and elected officials memorialized two police officers who were ambushed and killed last year while eating lunch in Las Vegas.

Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo were recognized in an annual law enforcement memorial ceremony Thursday at the Capitol grounds in Carson City.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei thanked the families of Beck and Soldo for their service.

Sandoval said the two officers would now share the same "immortal legacy" as part of the 128 Nevada peace officers killed in the line of duty since 1861.

"They march into the unknown so we don't have to," he said. "It reminds us of the heavy price for a safe and secure society."

The two were killed at a Las Vegas restaurant on June 8 when they were attacked by a couple who later died after a shootout with police at a nearby Wal-Mart.

Amodei mentioned other ceremonies he attended as a member of the Nevada Legislature, and said he was proud to see his hometown of Carson City host the state's fallen police officer memorial.

"We are honored to be the professional home of your loved ones," he said, speaking to the Beck and Soldo family members attending. "We'll take good care of them."


Associated Press writer Michelle Rindels contributed to this report.

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