The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified the officers killed in an ambush-style shooting at a restaurant as Officer Igor Soldo, 31, left, and Officer Alyn Beck, 41, right. (Source: LVMPD)
Many people have been using this image on social media as a show of support for the fallen officers.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Two Las Vegas Metro police officers, 31-year-old Igor Soldo and 41-year-old Alyn Beck, were killed Sunday in what investigators described as an ambush while the pair ate lunch. The shooters then killed a bystander, 31-year-old Joseph Wilcox, at a nearby Walmart before killing themselves inside the store.
Whenever horrible things like this happens, many people ask how they can help the families and friends of the victims.
The Injured Police Officers Fund is accepting donations for the Beck and Soldo families. To donate, visit a Wells Fargo branch and make your donation to account No. 8754899923. A similar account was also set up at Nevada State Bank under account No. 905202081.
An account for Wilcox has been set up at Wells Fargo bank. The account is called the Joseph R. Wilcox Memorial Fund and it can be found under account No. 8485852688.
Officials are also calling for the community to come together in solidarity.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman asked that all flags be flown at half-staff as a sign of mourning and respect for the fallen officers.
Many people have been showing solidarity via social media, including changing their profile pictures to the banded badge image at right. If you'd like to use it, please click the image to enlarge it, right-click on it and save the image to your computer. Then just upload it as your profile picture on your social media account.
If you'd like, you can leave your condolences for the fallen officers and the innocent bystander in the comment section at the bottom of this page.
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Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
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