Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers, family and friends united April 26th, 2013 for the first ever Hometown Heroes night with the Las Vegas 51’s baseball team.

Upwards of 400 LVMPD officers and supporters joined forces with other local first responders for the inspirational event. The Las Vegas 51’s hosted law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and medical providers for the night of community tributes and dedications to those who protect and serve and help save lives every day.

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51s-300x300The 51st organization held a special pre-game ceremony to thank all emergency service providers for their dedication each day. The multi-jurisdictional Color Guard brought the crowd to its feet for the presentation of the American flag. Standout first-responders were also recognized for their service including LVMPD Officer Patrick Burke.

The military veteran of four tours of duty now works out of South Central Area Command and recently was responsible for saving lives and protecting innocent citizens in the face of gunfire from a suspect on the run. Later in the game, LVMPD officer Kelly McMahill was selected to sing God Bless America in the 7th inning and received a standing ovation.

“We thank all of the areas’ first responders and the important jobs they all serve for the safety of our entire community,” says 51s General Manager Chuck Johnson. “We are excited to acknowledge the members of the police, fire and emergency medical providers for this special night at Cashman Field.”

The Friends of LVMPD Foundation would like to thank the LV 51’s organization for this wonderful evening. A big shout out to all the LVMPD officers and supporters who attended the game. And the Foundation offers a special thanks to the Siegel Suites for purchasing 100 tickets that were handed out during a DTAC 360 community event, and to the PMSA union for ticket donations given to several local families.

The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation plans to sell tickets for METRO NIGHT with the LV 51’s later this summer, with that game set for August 31st.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]