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Donation drive held for family of NLVPD detective killed in crash

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 22:34:45-05
The North Las Vegas Police Department, and North Las Vegas Police Officers Association, along with the Injured Police Officers Fund, held a donation drive to benefit the family of fallen Detective Chad Parque.
Parque was killed in a crash near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue on Jan. 6.
The donation drive was at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 190 West Craig Road, near Commerce Street. 10 percent of every check went to the fund.

The packed lunch hour gave way to the crowded dinner hour at the restaurant.

In dealing with the loss of Parque, the strength of the community has shone through.

"He was a jokester and at the same time very, very serious when it came to work," said North Las Vegas Detective Michael Yarter. "I personally haven't met anyone that worked as hard as Chad and I'm not just saying that because of this incident. Chad actually did his very first ride along with me."

While many people who stopped in the restaurant ate food, others stopped by and dropped money in the jar and left.

One man put a $100 bill and said he wishes he could give more.

"They've helped us out in the past. My wife had an accident," said North Las Vegas resident Patrick O'Donnell. "They came to the house to make sure she was OK and it's a small community. I like to give back when I can."