Sergeant Henry Prendes

Sergeant Henry Prendes

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, February 1, 2006

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Henry Prendes

Sergeant Henry Prendes was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call at 8336 Feather Duster Court.

He and several officers responded to a report of a man beating a woman with a stick in the front yard and breaking windows on vehicles and a house on Feather Duster Court. When Sergeant Prendes and other officers arrived, they located the woman, who was the suspect's girlfriend. Her mother and her brother were with her, but the suspect had gone inside the home.

Sergeant Prendes approached the door of the home when the suspect opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, striking him. Sergeant Prendes fell on the sidewalk, but officers could not reach him because the suspect continued firing with his weapon. The suspect fired approximately 50 rounds and kept the officers pinned behind cars and walls.

The suspect then went upstairs and fired down upon the officers. Despite the barrage of gunfire, police officers tried to rescue Sergeant Prendes. A member of the Gang Unit heard the call and responded to the scene with a rifle. He was able to shoot and kill the suspect and help rescue Sergeant Prendes. That officer was wounded in the leg during the rescue and exchange of gunfire.

Sergeant Prendes had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 4067

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Semi-automatic
  • Offender Shot and killed


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I was with the Henderson Police Department, and was working as a TAC officer at the regional police academy when we got word of the shooting. It was devastating news. I also attended his funeral. There were hundreds of mourners at the church, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and citizens. The church was overflowing. Sgt. Parendes was, and still is a true hero. I will always remember him, and his sacrifice. Bless you Sgt Parendes, and save a place for me in Heaven.

Police Officer Brent Wagner
Henderson Police Dept. San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept.

June 13, 2023

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