LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A candlelight vigil to honor the Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who died last week after an incident involving a carjacker will take place Tuesday night.
Trooper Micah May, 46, was struck by a stolen vehicle on Interstate 15 near Sahara Avenue on July 27.
He died a couple of days later at University Medical Center.
The candlelight vigil will take place at 6 p.m. at Police Memorial Park at 3250 Metro Academy Way near Cheyenne Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive.
This Tuesday at 6pm we will be holding a Candlelight Vigil at Police Memorial Park pic.twitter.com/e4hFDfvwSS— IPOF (@IPOFNV) August 1, 2021
On Friday, the public is also invited to join a celebration of life and service of Trooper May.
A procession from Palm Mortuary on 1325 Main Street near Washington Avenue to Central Church on 1001 New Beginnings Drive in Henderson, near Russell Road and Stephanie Street, is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. The service is then scheduled from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. at the church.
After that, a second procession will take place from the church to Palm Mortuary on 7600 Eastern Avenue near Robindale Road.
The Nevada DPS, Highway Patrol Division, & the May Family invites the community to join in and celebrate the life and service of Trooper Micah May on Friday, August 6, 2021.— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) August 4, 2021
Please see the attached information. pic.twitter.com/gZSlCBuJ5X
The man who was driving the stolen car was shot and killed by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers after he struck May.
Las Vegas police, which is handling the shooting investigation, said that the suspect was attempting to get Trooper May’s gun when he was killed.
May leaves behind a wife and two children. The Injured Police Officers Fund is accepting donations on behalf of the family.