The atmosphere was still, the mood was very somber as I entered the officer this morning. So quiet I had to look for occupants. The silence was in honor of our fallen and our brave officers. Our department has lost two brave officers and we still have one struggling in the hospital for his full recovery. Detective Ignacio Pulido lost his battle with a life threatening health condition on October 3, 2009 and was laid to rest on Friday October 9, 2009.
As previously mentioned in my last post Officer Beitel passed away in an automobile accident while on duty with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on October 7, 2009. His partner who was also injured in the accident, Officer David Nesheiwat remains in stable condition, and is improving daily. At this time a full recovery is expected.
A mobile home has been set up by the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF) in the parking lot of University Medical Center (UMC) for officers and citizens to stop by and pay their respect to the family and friends of Officer Nesheiwat. They leave cards for a speedy recovery and encouragement to the family.
Services for fallen Officer Milburn “Milli” Beitel.
Visitation Services for Officer Beitel will take place on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 North Main Street from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.. A short prayer vigil will follow beginning at 7:00 p.m., and lasting for approximately 30 minutes.
A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive in Las Vegas. Interment will immediately follow.
Officer Beitel will be laid to rest at Palm Mortuary and Memorial Park Green Valley, 7600 South Eastern. At this time the route from the Church to the Memorial Park has not been determined.