The LVMPD family mourns the tragic loss of Search & Rescue Officer David Vanbuskirk. He died Monday July 22nd, after falling during a night time aerial rescue of a stranded hiker. Officer Vanbuskirk was 36 years old. He served with the LVMPD for 13 years.
For those wishing to donate to the Family of Officer Vanbuskirk, the IPOF has set up an account at Wells Fargo Bank. You can stop by any branch and make a donation to the Vanbuskirk family, account number 6102.
Officer Down Account Information:
Wells Fargo Bank
Account # 6102
We would like to thank the community for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
As a reminder, the IPOF does NOT solicit donations via phone. If you receive a phone call asking for a donation to the IPOF, it is a scam. Report the solicitation to the Nevada Attorney General. Be sure to write down the date, time and phone number the solicitation came from.
IPOF remembers Officer Daniel Leach
Correctional Officer Daniel Leach was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 95, near Searchlight, at approximately 5:45 am. He was driving a prisoner transport van to the Tucker Holding Facility to pickup prisoners when the vehicle collided with a semi truck that pulled into his path from a side street. Officer Leach had served with the agency for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
IPOF remembers Officer Trevor Nettleton
Officer Trevor Nettleton was shot and killed after being confronted by several robbery suspects in his garage.
Officer Nettleton was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, two-year-old son, two-month-old daughter, parents, and his brother who is currently serving in Iraq.
IPOF remembers Officer Milburn Beitel
Officer Milburn "Millie" Beitel died in the line of duty on Thursday, October 8th, 2009. He was 30 years old and had been with Metro for five years. He passed away around 1:30 a.m., following surgery at UMC. The patrol car he and his partner, Officer David W. Nesheiwat, were riding in was involved in an accident.
IPOF Remembers Officer James Manor
Officer James Manor died in the line of duty on Thursday, May 7, 2009. He was killed in an accident while responding to a domestic violence call. Officer Manor had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for two years. He is survived by his daughter.