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Mayor Goodman discusses son's injuries in State of the City address

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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivers her State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 9. (Ashley Conroy/FOX5) Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivers her State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 9. (Ashley Conroy/FOX5)
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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered her State of the City address Thursday evening, and in a candid speech spoke out about the injuries her youngest son recently sustained.

The mayor said it's still not known what happened to Judge Eric Goodman. He was found severely injured in a park restroom in Summerlin in December.

The mayor said her son had part of his skull removed and still needs a procedure to reconstruct a piece of his skull. She discussed her son's injuries to heap praise on Las Vegas first responders.

"The first responders that carried Eric and the medical professionals that treated him were world class," Carolyn Goodman said.

The mayor, along with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, promoted something called an Out Alone Band, or OAB. The band carries information that would instantly provide first responders with identification.

"This would be a band that any citizen could wear or carry when out alone that would be registered in a data bank through fire and rescue," she said.

The mayor said her son is slowly recovering and that they've repeatedly asked him what happened. He has no recollection.

"He just keeps saying, ‘I can't remember. I just can't remember,'" Carolyn Goodman said.

The mayor did acknowledge that at first she thought her son may have been attacked because he suffered two head injuries.

Besides touting the city's numerous accomplishments in 2013, Carolyn Goodman lobbied for the More Cops tax proposal, saying Las Vegas needs more officers on the streets. She additionally touched on the need for business diversification, job creation, the need for a medical school in southern Nevada and a continued commitment to education.

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee will deliver his State of the City address next Thursday at Aliante Casino and Hotel.

Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen will take his turn Feb. 5 at Green Valley Ranch.

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