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NASCAR driver to honor late Las Vegas police officer

Posted at 10:43 AM, Mar 02, 2018

Race car drivers will hit the speedway for NASCAR weekend. One driver will be racing in honor of late Las Vegas police officer Allen Garris. 

Officer Garris died suddenly in Nov. 2014 of a brain aneurysm but an organ donor he continues to save lives, just as he saved lives throughout his career.

"Allen was just one of those guys," says race car driver Joey Gase.

Garris has healed over 60 people through organ and tissue donation. This weekend, driver Joey Gase will have Garris' image wrapped around his car to honor him and to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.

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Gase's mother also died of a brain aneurysm and was also an organ donor.  She has also healed over 60 people through organ and tissue donation.

Gase is hoping the approximately 100,000 fans in the stands will see Garris' image and consider organ donation.