Fallen Officer's Brand-New Memorial Park Vandalized, More Than $50K In Damage
Las Vegas, NV – A community park memorializing a Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer who died in the line of duty was vandalized and more than $50,000 in damage was done.
Las Vegas deputy city marshals on a routine patrol that included the Alyn Beck Memorial Park on the morning of April 16 noticed trees down in the parking lot, KTNV reported.
So the deputy city marshals investigated further and discovered that a number of trees that lined the basketball court inside the brand-new park had also been snapped at the base or had all their branches sawed off.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Alyn Beck and his partner, Officer Igor Soldo, were murdered in an ambush on June 8, 2014 as they sat eating pizza in the 300 block of North Nellis Boulevard, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
A man and a woman approached the officers at the table where they were having lunch and shot them both execution-style.
Then the suspects stole the officers’ weapons and ammunition and fled to a nearby Walmart, the Officer Down Memorial Page reported.
The suspects killed a civilian before police engaged them in a gunfight.
An officer fatally shot the male suspect and then the female suspect committed suicide, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
Officer Beck was an almost 14-year veteran of the police force, and he left a wife and three children behind when he was murdered.
The Alyn Beck Memorial Park dedicated to the brave hero’s memory opened on Jan. 31, 2020, KTNV reported.
In addition to a basketball court, the park features athletic fields, a water-play area, a playground, shade cabanas, and benches, and had been attractively landscaped with trees.
Each of the trees that was destroyed was valued at $2,200, KTNV reported.
City officials said that total damage came to about $55,000, the Las Vegas Sun reported.