SR1 - Gary Sumption

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Help us in recognizing Gary Sumption, SR1, for an incredible career at LVMPDSAR. Gary was a member of the Jeep Posse in '79, was the first Metro SAR Volunteer in '87, and became an Officer in '92. His knowledge, leadership, and character will be sorely missed. We wish you all of the best in your retirement!

If you'd like to leave a note for Gary or share a story, please visit our Facebook page.  We'd love to hear from each of you!

UPDATE:  Fox 5 News aired an excellent story on Gary.  You can watch it here:  Fox 5 Gary Sumption
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Rescue 3 Swiftwater Classes

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LVMPDSAR will be conducting two Swiftwater Unit 1 Classes this year.  This class is open to the public and will be utilizing the Rescue 3 curriculum.  Participants who complete the course will receive a Rescue 3 certificate of completion and NFPA credit (for firemen).

Classes will be held in Laughlin, NV and will take place on:

  • July 25, 26, 27
  • Oct 4, 5, 6
The cost of the class is $425/person.  We require a $50 deposit to hold a spot and would like to receive the remaining balance one week prior to to the class start date.

To sign up, click on the 'donate' button located on the left side of the page and submit your $50 deposit using paypal (if you have an account) or a credit card.  During the payment process, please specify which class you'd like to attend.

You will receive a confirmation email once your deposit has been collected.

If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking here and filling out the contact form.
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Body Identified as Ron Kirk

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yesterday, the Clark County Coroner's office identified the body recovered by LVMPDSAR on Saturday to be that of Ron Kirk.

Not only was our Unit involved in this search, but so were hundreds of local residents.  Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Ron.

Further information on this story can be found here.
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Turtle Head Body Recovery

Sunday, March 11, 2012

On the morning of Saturday, March 10th, Officers responded to reports of a body found below Turtle Head Peak at Red Rock Canyon.

A hiker discovered the body while hiking in the area.

Officers were flown into the area where they located the body, supported crime scene investigations, and packaged the body.  The body was then short hauled to the Charleston Overlook and handed off to the Coroner's Office.

Although not confirmed, the body is believed to be that of Ron Kirk, a hiker who had been reported missing since mid-January.

Initial News reports can be found here.

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