North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez told mourners at a funeral for Chad Parque that the 10-year police veteran quickly developed a reputation as a go-getter and an unrelenting foot soldier fighting for victims.
Hundreds turned out for the funeral for the 32-year-old Parque at Central Christian Church in Henderson, where a long police motorcade led to-and-from Palm Mortuary in northwest Las Vegas.
Police say Parque was leaving North Las Vegas Justice Court in a department car on Jan. 6 when he collided with a wrong-way driver on busy Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Parque was the third North Las Vegas police officer killed in the line of duty in 70 years.
A police motorcade will escort the fallen detective and members of his family from Palm Mortuary on North Jones Boulevard to Central Christian Church at 1001 New Beginnings Drive in Henderson beginning at 10:30 a.m.
This is the first of two motorcades which will take place and will be the smaller of the two. The route for that procession is as follows:
1. Exit the Palm parking lot onto North Jones Boulevard
2. Southbound Jones Blvd. to I-215
3. Westbound I-215 to U.S. 95
4. Southbound on U.S. 95 to Russell Road Exit
5. Eastbound Russell Road to Russell Road Recreation Complex
It is anticipated the funeral procession will arrive at Central Christian Church at approximately 11 a.m.
Following the conclusion of the funeral service (estimated to be around 2 p.m.), the main motorcade will take place from the Central Christian Church parking lot to the graveside service, at Palm Mortuary Northwest (6701 N. Jones Blvd.).
The route for that motorcade is as follows:
1. Northbound on New Beginnings Drive
2. Westbound on Russell Road
3. Northbound on U.S.95
4. Eastbound on I-215 to Jones Blvd.
5. Northbound on Jones Blvd.
Motorists should anticipate traffic delays in and around the motorcade route, the church and the gravesite during these services.gravesite during these services.
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