Memorial For Fallen Officer Beck
(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Hundreds of law officers and mourners have gathered for the second time in days to remember and honor a police officer killed in an ambush and shootout in Las Vegas.
At the Smith Center for Performing Arts, a service was held Saturday for Metro Police Officer Alyn Beck. The 41 year old who had served on the force for more than a decade was shot at a pizza parlor last Sunday as he and fellow officer Igor Soldo were eating their lunch.
Both were shot at virtual point blank range by Jarad and Amanda Miller, a heavily armed couple who shortly after killed bystander Joseph Wilcox at a nearby Walmart before engaging in a shootout with police in which Jarad Miller was killed by police bullets and his wife died at her own hands.
Beck was from Wyoming, where he was remembered as devoted to his Mormon faith and was a high school wrestling standout. He leaves a wife and three children.
The Beck services followed Thursday’s funeral for Soldo, attended by an estimated 3,000 including law officers from around the nation.
A funeral service for bystander Joseph Wilcox has been set for Sunday June 22nd at Palm Downtown Mortuary on North Main Street at 2pm.