Sergeant Michael Abbate Trooper Alberto Felix : “Two Nevada State Police Officers Killed in Line of Duty; Suspect Arrested”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Nevada State Police has released the names of the two officers who tragically lost their lives in the line of duty on Thursday. Sergeant Michael Abbate, who joined the department in December 2013, was recently promoted to the position of Sergeant in November 2023. He was a dedicated officer who served with exceptional commitment and pride. Trooper Alberto Felix became a part of the Department in January 2019. Prior to his service with the Highway Patrol, Trooper Felix honorably served in the United States Air Force. Both officers were highly regarded within the department and will be deeply missed.

The incident occurred on Interstate 15, where the officers were struck and killed by a vehicle in the early hours of the morning. The tragic event led to the closure of the freeway for the majority of Thursday. Law enforcement officers were able to apprehend the driver, identified as Jemarcus Williams, several hours after the incident. Sources have revealed that Williams is facing multiple charges, including two counts of DUI resulting in death, two counts of reckless driving resulting in death, and two counts of duty to stop at the scene of an accident.

The Nevada State Police is urging anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward and contact the LVMPD’s Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521. Alternatively, individuals can choose to remain anonymous and provide information by calling Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

The loss of these two officers has sent shockwaves through the law enforcement community and the wider community at large. Their dedication and commitment to serving and protecting the people of Nevada will not be forgotten. As the investigation into the incident continues, the focus remains on bringing justice to those responsible for this tragic incident.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Michael Abbate and Trooper Alberto Felix during this difficult time. May their sacrifice never be forgotten, and may they rest in eternal peace.

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