Community remembers NLVPD Detective Chad Parque

LATEST JAN. 17: A North Las Vegas police detective killed in an on-duty vehicle crash is being remembered as a dedicated officer who also cared deeply for his community.
   
North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez told mourners at a funeral for Chad Parque that the 10-year police veteran quickly developed a reputation as a go-getter and an unrelenting foot soldier fighting for victims.
   
Hundreds turned out for the funeral for the 32-year-old Parque at Central Christian Church in Henderson, where a long police motorcade led to-and-from Palm Mortuary in northwest Las Vegas.
   
Police say Parque was leaving North Las Vegas Justice Court in a department car on Jan. 6 when he collided with a wrong-way driver on busy Martin Luther King Boulevard.
   
Parque was the third North Las Vegas police officer killed in the line of duty in 70 years.
 
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
 
LATEST JAN. 6: North Las Vegas police released details on the motorcade for Detective Chad Parque's funeral.
 
A police motorcade will escort the fallen detective and members of his family from Palm Mortuary on North Jones Boulevard to Central Christian Church at 1001 New Beginnings Drive in Henderson beginning at 10:30 a.m.

This is the first of two motorcades which will take place and will be the smaller of the two. The route for that procession is as follows:

1. Exit the Palm parking lot onto North Jones Boulevard
2. Southbound Jones Blvd. to I-215
3. Westbound I-215 to U.S. 95
4. Southbound on U.S. 95 to Russell Road Exit
5. Eastbound Russell Road to Russell Road Recreation Complex

It is anticipated the funeral procession will arrive at Central Christian Church at approximately 11 a.m.

Following the conclusion of the funeral service (estimated to be around 2 p.m.), the main motorcade will take place from the Central Christian Church parking lot to the graveside service, at Palm Mortuary Northwest (6701 N. Jones Blvd.).

The route for that motorcade is as follows:

1. Northbound on New Beginnings Drive
2. Westbound on Russell Road
3. Northbound on U.S.95
4. Eastbound on I-215 to Jones Blvd.
5. Northbound on Jones Blvd.

Motorists should anticipate traffic delays in and around the motorcade route, the church and the gravesite during these services.gravesite during these services.
 
 
UPDATE: Funeral services have been arranged for North Las Vegas Police Department Detective Chad Parque.
 
It's happening on Jan. 17. The services will take place at Central Christian Church, at noon. The interment will be held at Palm Mortuary, located at 6701 N. Jones Blvd.
 
Also, a memorial has been set up at the North Las Vegas Police headquarters.
 
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NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas community continues to come together to support the North Las Vegas Police Department and its detective killed in the line of duty.  
 
Just days after his death, total strangers are rallying around Chad Parque's family, including a witness to the crash Friday afternoon near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue.
 
That Good Samaritan says she tried to help Detective Parque just moments after the crash that claimed his life.
 
"Rubbing on the back of his head," she said, "just telling him it's going to be all right, help is on the way."
 
The witness said she's one of four people who immediately rushed to scene. 
 
Hours later, Detective Parque succumbed to his injuries.
 
The 32-year-old officer was a husband, father and brother. A donation drive will be held Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings, near Craig Road and Commerce Street, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The proceeds will go to the fallen detective's family.
 
You can also give to the "Injured Police Officers Fund" at any Nevada State Bank or Wells Fargo.
 
The account numbers for each bank are listed below:
 
Nevada State Bank 
905202081
 
Wells Fargo
8754899923
 
According to NLVPD, you should not donate money via any GoFundMe account.

 

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