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Police wives show love to 1 October first responders on Valentine's Day

Posted at 10:23 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 11:59:38-05

Police Wives of America and the Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Wives joined forces for a special event on Valentine's Day to honor victim's families, survivors, and first responders.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman took the stand to recount her actions the night of 1 October.

She recalled calling Sheriff Joe Lombardo and asking if she could head to University Medical Center to meet victims and their families.

"I want to go over there," she said on the phone to the Sheriff. "Can I help if I go over there? And he said yes and then we hung up. He had only one word. And so off I went."

13 Action News also spoke with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detective Casey Clarkson who was honored at the event for his heroic actions the night of 1 October. Clarkson was shot in the face while covering others from gunfire.

"Not every day is a good day but not every day is a bad day," he said. "There's those times when we come together, just a random call or a gift or food at my door. It's those little things that allow you to be able to cope with those things. It helps bring that love and affection, that hope, that everything is going to be OK."

Police Wives delivered cupcakes from Freed's Bakery to first responders following the event.