Alberto Felix : Fil-Am State Trooper Killed in Hit-and-Run Incident in Las Vegas

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Filipino-American State Trooper Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run Incident in Nevada

In a tragic incident on November 30th, a Filipino-American state trooper, Alberto Felix, was one of two officers who lost their lives in a hit-and-run incident on the Las Vegas freeway. Felix and his colleague, Sgt. Michael Abatte, were attending to a driver when they were struck by a vehicle that immediately fled the scene.

The suspect responsible for this senseless act of violence has been identified as 46-year-old Jemarcus Williams. After a thorough investigation, Williams was taken into custody and has since been charged with multiple offenses, including reckless driving resulting in death and driving under the influence, also resulting in death. His bail has been set at $500,000.

The tight-knit Filipino-American community in Las Vegas is mourning the loss of Felix, who was a beloved member of their community. The incident has once again highlighted the devastating consequences of drunk driving in America. Community members are expressing their concerns and calling for stricter measures to prevent such tragedies.

Known as a loving father, son, and a kind-hearted man, Felix’s family and friends are devastated by his untimely death. One community member, Joe Reyes, expressed the collective grief, saying, “Filipinos are family-oriented. He was a son, a father, a brother. It’s really sad. We are a tight-knit community. It’s hard to fathom what happened.”

Felix, a native of Iloilo City in the Philippines, joined the Nevada State Highway Patrol in 2019. Prior to his service as a state trooper, he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as a veteran. His dedication to protecting and serving his community was evident throughout his career.

As the investigation continues, the loss of Alberto Felix serves as a somber reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers every day. The community has come together to honor his memory and support his grieving family during this difficult time. The tragic incident underscores the need for increased awareness and enforcement of laws against drunk driving, in the hopes of preventing such heartbreaking losses in the future.

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