SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A fallen officer’s body is headed to Wyoming, and the Utah Highway Patrol is escorting it the whole way there.
It has now been one week since two Las Vegas police officers were killed in an ambush during their lunch break. Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo were at a pizza restaurant when Jerad and Amanda Milller went on a shooting rampage.
A funeral for Soldo was held on Thursday. Then, Saturday, Las Vegas police paid their respects to Beck, who was originally from Wyoming. This afternoon, he was flown into Salt Lake, where he was met by dozens of UHP troopers.
Beck's loved ones carefully transported his body into the hearse, and then the procession began. Many of Utah’s officers took the day off so they could pay their respects and show support for the deceased officer's family. The procession will continue until it reaches the Wyoming border, where family will lay the fallen officer to rest.
"Honestly, we've just been so touched by the kindness, the gestures, that have been made in our regard. From the bottom of our heart, we want to thank everybody who has sent their prayers, sent their good wishes, and just reached out to us," said Elizabeth Krmpotich, Beck’s youngest sister.