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Law enforcement procession escorts body of fallen Nevada Highway Patrol trooper

Flag run along Las Vegas Strip planned; coffee shop to donate to IPOF
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Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-01 00:16:16-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Law enforcement and citizens in the Las Vegas area continue to pay their respects to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah May with several events planned for Saturday.

Trooper May died in the hospital on Thursday after he was seriously injured earlier this week during a chase with a suspected carjacker.

A procession to escort May's body from UMC Hospital to the coroner's office took place Saturday afternoon.

“It made me very proud to be a part of the Las Vegas community as well as the southern Nevada law enforcement community.”

Trooper May’s body moved from University Medical Center Saturday surrounded by the heartbroken law enforcement community.

He was hit by a driver Tuesday during a chase on the I-15. Trooper May died from his injuries Thursday. Trooper Smaka says his colleagues have been leaning on each other during this difficult time.

“There’s been a lot of tears, a lot of hugs, but at the end of the day, it’s a big part of what we do is we lean on each other and we’re all here to serve our community.”

An escort from the coroner's office to Palm Mortuary is also planned. That will be open to the public, though no time has been announced.

Watch the procession below:

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It wasn’t just first responders showing up as locals gathered near the Strip for a flag run, honoring the fallen trooper.

“The community has come together as always to show that we care and that we honor our police officers and we’re praying for Trooper May and his family,” Christina Ortiz, who lives in Las Vegas, said.

Trooper Smaka compared the support he’s seen to the aftermath of 1 October capturing the Las Vegas strong spirit.

“This a community with a heart. This is a community that cares and there’s no better place to be than right here in Las Vegas.”

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The Battlefield Coffee Company says it is also donating all of its sales Saturday to the Injured Police Officers Fund for Trooper May.

Battlefield Coffee Co. is located at 2771 S. Sammy Davis Jr. Drive between Sahara Avenue and Desert Inn Road.

There will be a candlelight vigil to honor trooper may this Tuesday night at Police Memorial Park at 6 p.m.