LAS VEGAS – (Feb. 25, 2019) – On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation held the second annual Hidden Heroes Black & White Gala inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The event honored 13 LVMPD detectives and one sergeant from the Department’s 1 October Redaction Unit, and recognized more than 75 participants of the LVMPD Law Enforcement Explorer Program, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary of the program. Special guest, Sheriff Joe Lombardo, was also in attendance.
“The Hidden Heroes Black & White Gala shed light on members of LVMPD who work behind the scenes, and it was fulfilling to see them recognized for their dedication to the Department,” said Tom Kovach, executive director of the LVMPD Foundation.
The Hidden Heroes Black & White Gala was created by Nami Oneda, Founder of The Gratitude Project, after she was inspired by the heroic actions of LVMPD on 1 October. Oneda partnered with the LVMPD Foundation to create an opportunity for lesser known members of the LVMPD to be recognized.
Funds raised from the Hidden Heroes Black & White Gala directly support community safety programs, fundraising for the construction of the Reality Based Training Center in Southern Nevada and much more.