Truong Thai passed away: According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, an officer has passed away following an early-morning shooting on Thursday near UNLV. Let’s see what happened, and how did the Las Vegas police officer die in detail.
What happened to the Las Vegas police officer?
Sheriff Joe Lombardo stated during a press conference on Thursday that dispatch got a report about a domestic disturbance close to the 800 block of East Flamingo Road at around one in the morning.
In the vicinity of University Center and Flamingo Road, responding officers made contact with the suspicious car, according to Sheriff Lombardo.
Suspect: (Tyson Hampton)
Police claim that the suspect, 24-year-old Tyson Hampton, shot at them while carrying a weapon.
According to Lombardo, both responding cops fired their weapons.
According to Lombardo, one cop was struck and badly injured, as well as a bystander. Both were sent to neighborhood hospitals.
After escaping, Hampton was arrested at Eastern and Desert Inn with the aid of a K-9 unit, according to the authorities.
When Hampton got out of the car, he resisted the demands of the cops, so the K-9 unit was called in.
Victim: (Truong Thai)
Police have named the deceased officer as Truong Thai, 49, who was killed in the incident. Thai, according to Sheriff Lombardo, passed away at Sunrise Hospital after receiving a gunshot wound to the torso.
He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died with his ex-wife and daughter by his side, Lombardo said.
“This incident illustrates the danger our officers face every day just putting on the uniform and doing their job,” Lombardo said.
Thai, a department employee since 1999, was given a position in the South Central Area Command of the LVMPD.
Officer Thai was described as a “dedicated, 23-year veteran” of the agency by South Central Area Command in a message on social media published later on Thursday morning.
Police said Thai served in a number of roles for the agency, including that of a weapons instructor. “He was passionate about training new offers.”
DigThis Volleyball Club shared their condolences
In their Facebook post, the message reads,
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the devastating news of one of our former Dig This Volleyball coaches, Officer Truong Thai who passed away in the line of duty earlier this morning. Coach Thai’s time with our program was palpable as he continuously made the effort to teach our young athletes about adversity, integrity, loyalty, and most importantly, passion for the game.
Coach Thai was not only a hero to the Las Vegas community as an LVMPD officer but to the volleyball community as well. Making an impact wherever he went and leaving a void with his passing that cannot be filled.
We want to extend our hearts, prayers, and condolences to his wife, Coach Rosa, the rest of Coach Thai’s ohana, and everyone that was lucky to know him.
May you rest easy in grace and love, Coach Thai. Thank you eternally for your service
Tributes pouring in for Truong Thai
Steve Sisolak posted,
Deeply saddened to hear the news about Officer Truong Thai this morning. Our officers put their lives on the line selflessly to protect us every single day. Kathy and I are keeping your family, friends, and colleagues in our prayers. Rest In Peace.
LVMPD Recruiting posted,
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Officer Truong Thai, an LVMPD South Central Area Command officer who was killed in the line of duty early Thursday morning. Officer Thai dedicated his life to LVMPD and the community for 23 years. Thank you, Officer Thai, for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.
Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center posted,
Our hearts go out to Officer Truong Thai and his family. Officer Thai was killed in the line of duty. Thank you Las Vegas Metro Police for all you do. We send our condolences to each and every one of you. You put your lives on the line every day. We appreciate you and our very sad Officer Thai is no longer with us. Rest In Peace Officer Thai.
Brotherhood for the Fallen- Dallas, Texas sent their condolences
We are devastated to announce that Ofc. Truong Thai from the LVMPD was killed in the line of duty following a deadly shooting with an armed man Thursday morning. Ofc. Thai was a dedicated, 23-year veteran. Please keeps his family, fellow officers, and community in your prayers.
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