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Vegas police to salute fallen officer Monday

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Officer David Vanbuskirk, 36, died on July 22, 2013 during a routine rescue of a hiker at Mt. Charleston. (LVMPD) Officer David Vanbuskirk, 36, died on July 22, 2013 during a routine rescue of a hiker at Mt. Charleston. (LVMPD)
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Funeral services for search-and-rescue officer David Vanbuskirk will be held Monday.

The funeral will take place at Central Christian Church in Henderson. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with services set for noon.

A procession down the Las Vegas Strip is planned as part of the memorial. Officials at the church said up to 2,900 people can be seated in the main auditorium.

A police motorcade will escort the fallen officer, his family and members of his team from Palm Mortuary on North Main Street to Central Christian Church beginning at 9 a.m. It's anticipated the procession will arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

Following funeral services, a large motorcade will leave Central Christian Church and proceed to the graveside service, located at Palm Mortuary and Cemetery, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Please note that as the second procession arrives at Palm Mortuary, all northbound and southbound traffic on Eastern will be stopped. Eastern will remain closed to traffic from Robindale Road to Eldorado Lane throughout graveside services so that Eastern can be used for overflow parking.

Graveside services are expected to last for about an hour and will include a presentation of flags to the family, a 21-gun salute, flyover by Metro's Air Support Section as well as the playing of Taps.

Vanbuskirk, a 13-year veteran of the department, died Monday night during a rescue mission in the Mary Jane Falls area of Mount Charleston.

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