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Nevada Highway Patrol talks about impact of CHP officer shooting

Posted: 8:30 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 10:15:43-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Highway Patrol is sending their condolences to California Highway Patrol following a deadly shooting in Riverside involving an officer that started as a traffic stop.

Authorities say three officers were shot in Riverside and one of those officers, 34-year-old Andre Moye, died. The two other officers were seriously hurt.

Police say the suspect was killed.

A CHP officer stopped the suspect driving a GMC pickup truck and then decided to impound the vehicle. As he was calling for a tow truck and filling out paperwork, the suspect entered the truck, grabbed a rifle and fired it at the officer, police say.

WARNING: Some people may find the following video disturbing.

The officer was able to broadcast an "officer needs assistance" call.

Many Nevada Highway Patrol troopers have met the CHP officer killed.

CHP and NHP frequently do joint events, and Officer Moye can be seen posing in a picture with CHP officers and NHP troopers just a few months ago. This hit home for NHP trooper and Public Information Officer Travis Smaka, who posed just a few feet away in the photo.

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Nevada Highway Patrol and California Highway Patrol pose for a photograph.

"We’re all posing for that picture, ready to go about our day and do what we can to make the roads safer, and here we are a couple months removed and one of us is no longer around," said Smaka.

Smaka is part of NHP's Honor Guard, a group that attends funerals for law enforcement, and he said he plans to attend Officer Moye's service once that is planned.

"It’s overwhelmingly sad, I’ve been to far too many funerals. But at the same time, I owe it to these officers and I owe it to their families to show that they were amazing brave people," said Smaka.

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