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Police Officer Alyn Ronnie Beck

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer Alyn Ronnie Beck

Officer Beck has been on my mind quite a lot during the past few months filled with hatred towards law enforcement and towards people in general. He was a great man. He was a religious teacher for me and, though I don't regularly attend church at this time, I know he was a fantastic example to follow. Rest easy, Brother Beck.

Zachary Clifford

September 26, 2020

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

June 8, 2020

Park named for fallen Las Vegas Police Officer to open this month

Posted on KVVU-TV Jan 13, 2020

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas will celebrate grand openings at two parks later this month.

A grand opening for the new Officer Alyn Beck Memorial Park, 9220 Brent Lane, is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 31, according to a release from the city. There will be a memorial statue unveiling, a chance to meet the sculpture artist and refreshments. Sheriff Joe Lombardo will speak at the event.

The 10-acre park, built by Rafael Construction and funded by Skye Canyon developer Olympia Companies, has a lacrosse field, soccer fields, basketball court and a shaded playground with benches.

“Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Alyn Beck was killed in the line of duty Sunday, June 8, 2014,” Mayor Pro Tem Michele Fiore said. “With full hearts, we will pause to remember him and his family.”

The second grand opening will be for the Jeremy Mitchell Huber Lacrosse Field at Teton Trails Park. The event will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 26, the release said. The event will include a lacrosse demonstration, the unveiling of a dedication plaque and refreshments.

The field's namesake, Jeremy Huber, died at age 18 on Jan. 26, 2015, and had been a lover of lacrosse.

“Huber’s memory, passion and dedication to the game he loved will forever be remembered,” Fiore said. “It was an honor for our community to name the lacrosse field for him on behalf of his family, friends and teammates.”

Fiore will attend both events.

Retired Police Officer
NYPD

January 13, 2020

I have the fortune to know friends of Officers Soldo and Beck. Both officers had stellar reputations and were outstanding officers. Officer Beck taught in the police academy. Friends of the officers have done presentations as to what occurred that day--it was all the more poignant since neither officer had a chance to react when shot by the vile perpetrators. The two suspects were losers who went hunting that day for police officers. They met their end swiftly once Metro Officers converged on the Walmart. I can only say that these deaths were tragic for Las Vegas but their deaths were felt throughout our state and shall never be forgotten. They were fine officers and family men gunned down because they happened to be peace officers and for no other reason. We shall always honor them for their service and sacrifice.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS and US Army (509th Airborne)

July 8, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 8, 2018

Thanking you and your partner for your service. Praying for your family in giving them strength for your loss.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 8, 2017

Thank you for your courageous service. Prayers and condolences for your family, friends and law enforcement community. You will not be forgotten.

Detective J. Reubart
Nevada Department of Public Safety - Investigation Division

January 14, 2017

You (two) were the backbone of the law enforcement brotherhood. You were the best of friends, and brothers in arms. God rest both your souls and make your senseless execution live long in the memories of your Metro brothers and receive the respect and honor you both deserve.
May you rest in peace.
Bob Penton
Metro Volunteer

MVP-Robert Penton
LVMPD Metro Volunteer

September 25, 2015

You were taken senselessly and your brothers bravely gave your killers the ultimate punishment. I was angry when I found out how you were killed. I can NEVER imagine how your family felt that day and continues to feel today. From the LE family to your family, God bless you and God bless your family. RIP BROTHER!

Correctional Officer Joel Tyning 24228
Nevada Department of Corrections

July 15, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 8, 2015

My heart goes out to the families left behind every time I hear about a Police Officer has been taken away from us. I have cried, thought and prayed for your family so much. Rest assure that you will never be forgotten and that your family is always going to be take care of. I personally know your brother and his family here in Tucson, AZ, they will always have the support of our Tucson LE Survivors Community. Thank you for your service to your community and the sacrifice that you made.
Hugs to your wife and children in NV

Nohemy Hite
Surviving Spouse of Ofc Erik Hite

April 22, 2015

Tears come to my eyes after reading your wife's blog officer Beck. Rest in peace sir.

Officer F
Crestview PD

December 14, 2014

For every man and woman that has worn or wears a badge, I want you to know how much your apprecated. Im not a.police officer. I just want all of you to know how it breaks my heart everytime I hear a story of how an officer lost his/her life protecting us. God bless all of you and keep you safe.

vickie haldane. Civillian

November 19, 2014

My name is Recruit Vito from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. I am on my 6th week with my training as I'm typing this reflection. I wasn't aware of this website until my Sergeant told my class to visit this website, and for that I am truly thankful. It is painful to read some of the stories yet a lot are inspiring.
To Officer Beck, I just want to say thank you very much for your service. It is tragic that you lost your life without a fight but make no mistake, your sacrifice will be an inspiration to me, and to the other new recruits who wish to serve their community. May you rest in peace.

DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINEE VITO
LOS ANGELES SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

September 28, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2014

God Bless you. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

August 18, 2014

Rest in peace my brother. I wish I could have been there to help you stop the evil. Deepest condolences to your family on such unimaginable loss.

Detective Samir Dzaferagic
Johnston Police Department

July 22, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Las Vegas Metropolitian Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

July 21, 2014

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm
Mohawk PD

July 21, 2014

Thank you to fallen Police Officer Alyn Beck. I, Cathy Navin and Robert Navin, co-founders of My Angel Café, have come to know of your life after it was abruptly ended on June 8th, 2014. I know the line-of-work you chose was not the easy road. It is road fraught with many adversities as you daily give of yourself to make a difference in another's life. Thank you for being a special individual who dedicated your life; and, exceeded expectations to serve your fellowman as a "Police Officer." In addition to working to ensure our safety and reduce crime in our city, I heard at your funeral, that it was your diligent work of engineering the "rescue" plan that was used by police officers the day they engaged the tragic incident which began in the pizza restaurant. I was moved when you loved ones spoke and all who followed at your funeral. To the Smith Center for the Arts, I carried a Verse of Grace that has been carried in three of Las Vegas' largest parades, featured on a News 3 Live Channel on Jan 20th,2014; hangs Center in a 9-11 Memorial Tribute in a Palo Verde High School for a beloved teacher, Barbara Edwards, killed on that day. I know you heard me recite for you in prayer the verse titled "I Saw His Face." I carried this verse there; because, it comforts people throughout the world who love God, who give of themselves daily letting their personal blessings flow to others. I share it relentlessly with the world because in 1998, God spoke to my spirit and told me: "Cathy, you will angel the world." Thereafter, he provided the words from heaven to my mind to share a personal near-death and/or after-life experience personal to me from a 1981 Frankfurt Germany hospital. Henceforth, for you Officer Alyn Beck, In Loving Memory of the one who has gone on to begin his life in heaven, I will now bring this verse to become a "Memorial Remembrance" for you and for the Officer who fell during the same tragic shooting, your friend and peer, Officer Igor Soldo. I know you are both okay as you will see this memorial from above as you stand with Jesus face-to-face. Before putting the poem here, let me extend to your loved ones, your peers, your friends both our deepest sympathies and condolences. Think not of the evil that prevailed that day, but of God who is greater in he the believer than he who is in the world. There is scripture in Isaiah that we can find this sentiment. And now, may all who read and accept this verse as not a gift of author, not of author, but of the "Holy Spirit," may they be comforted and blessed with his abundance of gracious favor!
I SAW HIS FACE
It was just one moment when I saw His face
A moment of grace, and lasting embrace
A gift I cherish

When I'm in trouble and tough times come
I see His face, and all is calm.
My journey to the other side was all too brief
I longed to stay with my Maker, you see

When we can't make sense of things,
And life's climb becomes too hard,
I stop and call on the moment of grace
a fracture of a minute, when I saw His face

Then, like warm water covering me in baptism,
the symbol of dying with Him,
being resurrected with Him,
and walking with Him gives a peace of mind
to surpass all understanding of any mind.

His face, so illuminated my mind and heart.
I know my Father is near, we're never apart!

JOHN 6:47 "I say to you, he who believes in me has everlasting life."

Cathy Navin
My Angel Cafe

June 29, 2014

I am deeply saddened by Officer Beck's death. I know what the family is going through and wish them peace.

There are no words to express feelings in death of a Hero.

Thank you so much for putting your life on the line. RIP

Stacey Thalmann
Loving Mother of Officer Alexander Edward Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC EOW 03/31/2014

June 25, 2014

Thank you for your service brother, please look after us from above.

Police Officer Arick Flesch
Detroit Police Department

June 24, 2014

Thank you Officer Beck for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

June 24, 2014

To a Police Officer, who worked in life to angel and serve his fellowman. Igor Soldo; though I did not know you in life; hearing Sgt Jimmy Oaks speak about you and your fellow fallen co-worker and friend, Alyn Beck, it was clear that the Police Force, your beloved family, Las Vegas and these Great United States share an enormous loss with you now beginning your life in heaven. I will soon deliver a "Memorial Gift" to honor you and Officer Beck. I do know, that you will continue to be ever present for your loved ones, your friends and those you served in life; that you've only moved upwards, as death, though hard to grasp is a transition of position, that one day will bring all of us face-to-face with God, and our loved ones! My Angel Café extends both our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and to your family. I carried to your funeral and to the funeral of your fallen comrade a poem gifted to Sheriff Gillespi, a poem that is part of the 9-11 Palo Verde High School Memorial for a Foreign-Language Teacher, Barbara Edwards, who was killed on 9-11. The poem, now carried in three Las Vegas Parades, "I Saw His Face," offers comfort in a verse that crystallizes a near-death and/or after-life experience. I made an effort to leave a copy for your family at the Canyon Ridge Christian Church. I will make sure that Sgt. Oaks receives another copy for you in the close future. The poem is published in a online article titled: "Navin's poem is about face" by former local columnist, Susan Snyder. Though, my child, 43 year old daughter, just was recovering from a hospital visit for conjestive heart failure from dialysis problem; and, my son-in-law, followed and was being treated for a life-threatening problem, my grandson said: "Grandma, I know you said you wanted to attend both funerals; and, one is being held this morning." After, seeing to my son Robert, getting through a test, I headed to the Northeast Palm Cemetery, winding the wrong way on 215, stopping to ask a roadside crew, and, a convenience food eatery for more help. I arrived at the end of ceremony--from nights and days in the hospital rooms to a ceremony that was already finished. But, as I moved along, not attired as I would have been if not for my personal days at my children's sick bed, I was compelled to thank groups of officers huddled together, "Excuse me and thank you," as I clutched the over-sized poem poster, provided at no cost to me for the effort I made. When asked by one officer, who I was with, I said, "I can show you information, "I am here to say "Thank You--I am here because I and our nation cares." As I moved towards other small groups, displaying the poem in the breeze and offering my "Thanks," I found a line that was moving; and, zealously raised the poem high- Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was tired but present, reporting in for heaven, a worker- bee for our Lord; but tired and unaware that these officers were rendering a ''final salute''. No, I had not seen the Coffin ahead of the tent, lifted up on the grass. In any case, as I was approached by a kind, slender gentleman, who asked me to move across the street because the family was heavily grieving, I did so. As I noted the coffin; and, now saw the few officers remaining giving a final salute to their friend and comrade, Igor Soldo, I hoped that my good will had not offended, and/or hurt anyone. I had left my loved ones to bring God's love to people hurting. That is what I do. God gave me a verse to angel the world years ago. I have been relentless in doing so. It is received by both world leaders, by clergy, by schools, read aloud at funerals and turning- off of life support in hospitals. So, I brought it there; and, made it only by His Grace. I was on the highway when I saw the 5 helicopters in the air, and knew I would arrive after all were gone, but this did not matter. I would read it and offer the reading of it to God on behalf of Igor. In any case; as it happened, I was not allowed to go to the coffin as two more officers approached me as I was seeking permission from two others. I knew by the abrupt hand gesture made by one of the two officers, I was been told to retreat. I understand that--Years ago in 1981, I was met at the end of a tunnel bright. I conveyed I wished to stay, conscious of all I would be leaving, but I was motioned by loving hands with a gentle hand gesture, an up-and-down slow waving of the hands of my Father as I stood with him face-to-face to go back, to go back to where my lifeless body laid. Though I did not want to heed the hand gesture; today, I know why I was sent back. Today, I work tediously to share my round- trip to heaven, to share "I Saw His Face." At the funeral for Police Officer Soldo, I did retreat when I saw a the officer's abrupt flicking-off a fly hand motion, and felt like I was being told to move quickly away. I know that wasn't so. I know that the officers did not know who the stranger was that showed up late, not properly attired, and possibly speaking up during a formal moment. I do understand. When I present the Memorial Gift to Sgt Jimmy Oaks, and, it is shared, I know, it will comfort our Las Vegas Police family as it comforted the Boston Police who lost an MIT Officer in the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing over a year ago. This reflection is to tell the family, death is a change in a relationship but it does not end it. On February 14, 2012, The Las Vegas Review Journal told a story on the front page about a man, Sp4 David Leroy Bell, my fiancé who was killed in Vietnam in 1969, just a few weeks before we married. Today, he is one of the angels that help bring the world the aforementioned verse of grace. May God Bless You Igor Soldo as you are with Jesus face-to-face. May God overshadow your loved ones, and your friends and all whom you hold dear. And, forever, you will remembered in my angel cafe's prayers, in my prayers, sincerely, Cathy (I noted once I submitted this reflection, that it was on Officer Alyn Beck's remembrance page. I will submit soon a personal reflection for him. However, since I had already submitted my Reflection for Igor on his page, I feel it well to leave it here too; most especially because they served together the public in life; they died on the same day close to each other; and, both will live on in the hearts of those they served and in the hearts of those who love them.

"I say to you, He who believes in Me has everlasting life" --JOHN 6:47

Cathy Navin
myangelcafe

June 22, 2014

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