LAS VEGAS—The Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved naming a park after Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Alyn Beck at the Wednesday, June 17, City Council meeting.
Mayor Pro Tem Steven D. Ross sponsored the item to rename the park, located near Fort Apache and Iron Mountain roads. Officer Beck was tragically killed in the line of duty along with fellow Officer Igor Soldo on June 8, 2014. The city is also planning to name a park in memory of Soldo and that item will be on an upcoming City Council agenda.
“Words cannot express our gratitude for his service,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said to Beck’s widow, Nicole Beck, who was in attendance at the City Council meeting. “I hope that you and your family will find a sense of peace in the park, and that everyone who will walk through the park will remember your husband.”
Mayor Pro Tem Ross echoed Mayor Goodman’s comments.
“It is incumbent on us to recognize those who go above and beyond the call of duty every day in our community,” Mayor Pro Tem Ross said. “It is our privilege and honor to name this park for Officer Beck, and we will be back here soon to do the same for Officer Soldo.”
The city is also home to Police Memorial Park, located in Ward 4 on Metro Academy Way, just north of Cheyenne Avenue. The park features the fallen officer tree grove, memorial wall and memorial statute.