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By David Martin
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Slain cop named in hall-of-fame

 


A police officer slain during a 2014 attack in Las Vegas will be inducted into the Green River High School Hall of Fame.

Alyn Beck, a 1991 graduate of Green River High School, was posthumously included as part of the high school’s 2017 hall of fame class. Beck worked as a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer and was LVMPD academy instructor, joining the Las Vegas police force in 2001.

Beck, with fellow officer Igor Soldo, were killed June 8, 2014, while at a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas by a couple claiming their acts would start a revolution. The pair, after killing another Las Vegas resident, ultimately took their own lives after the killings.

After his death, Beck was laid to rest in Afton. Beck’s name was memorialized in Las Vegas through the construction of a park bearing his name. In 2015, Beck’s name was placed on the National Peace Memorial in Washington, D.C., by former President Barack Obama.

Green River Police Chief Chris Steffen said he’s happy about the school district inducting Beck.

“I think it’s very appropriate given what took place in Las Vegas,” Steffen said.

Steffen said he didn’t know Beck personally, but is glad to see him recognized for the service and sacrifice he made to his community.

 

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