Alberto Felix, Michael Abatte : Fil-Am State Trooper Killed in Las Vegas Hit-and-Run: Vigil Honors Fallen Heroes

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Family and friends gathered in Las Vegas for a heartfelt candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Alberto Felix and Michael Abatte, two Nevada State Highway Patrol Troopers who tragically lost their lives in a hit-and-run incident on the Las Vegas Freeway on November 30. The Filipino-American community mourns the loss of Felix, who was a beloved member of their community.

During the vigil, images of Felix and Abatte were displayed on the towering Marquee of Allegiant Stadium, serving as a poignant reminder of their sacrifice. The Nevada State Highway Patrol and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department also came together to pay tribute to their fallen comrades.

The suspect responsible for the hit-and-run, Jemarcus Williams, is now facing multiple charges related to the incident. The community has expressed their outrage at the careless actions that led to the loss of two lives.

Minddie Lloyd, the organizer of the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF), expressed her devastation at the loss of life due to one person’s decision. She emphasized that Felix and Abatte will forever be remembered as heroes, and their families will be embraced and supported by the community.

Alberto Felix was known for his devotion to his family and his dedication to his job. Colleagues spoke highly of his compassion and pride in his work. One colleague, C. Stuenkel of the Nevada Highway Patrol, shared that Felix was studying to pursue a career in human services, showcasing his desire to help people even beyond his role as a trooper.

Felix, who served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years, joined the Nevada Highway Patrol in 2019. His commitment to public service was recognized with a Medal of Valor for his courageous actions in the face of danger.

On December 10, Felix was laid to rest, surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues who paid their respects to a dedicated officer and a loving family man. The loss of Felix and Abatte has deeply affected the community, but their memory will continue to inspire and remind others of the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers every day.

As the investigation into the hit-and-run continues, the community hopes for justice to be served and for the families of Felix and Abatte to find solace in the support of their community. The impact of their dedication and service will forever be remembered.

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