Sunday, June 15, 2014

Officers Down: Igor Soldo + Alyn Beck; Military Friendly Employers

Two Las Vegas Nevada Police Officers Ambushed

Officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck were ambushed and killed while eating lunch on June 8, 2014.

A male and female subjects approached both officers at their lunch table and shot both officers execution style without warning.  Despite being wounded, one of the officers was able to return fire.

After shooting the police officers, both subjects took the officers' weapons and ammunition and ran to a nearby Walmart where they also shot and killed a civilian. Both subjects were later killed by responding officers at the Walmart. It is believed the female subject committed suicide.

Officer Beck was a Las Vegas Officer for 14 years. Officer Soldo was an 8 year veteran of the department. Beck left behind a wife and three children. Soldo is survived by a wife and an 11th month old son.
ODMP; LA Times, USA Today

2014 Fallen Officers Statistics

To date, there have been 56 line of duty deaths an increase of 14% over last year at this time. Gunfire deaths are up by 31% (21). Auto related deaths are up 37% (26). May was the highest month for line of duty deaths at 18 followed by March with 13.  

California led the nation with 8 line of duty deaths followed by four federal officers. Fifty three deaths were male officers and three were women. Average age was 41 years. Average tour of duty was 12 years, 8 months.

Military Friendly Employers

The following employers are considered to be military friendly and many are hiring veterans:

  • Novo Nordisk
  • Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing is hiring
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ADT
  • Allstate Insurance
  • APEX Systems
  • Boeing
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • NYC Dept. Of Corrections
  • NYPD
  • SAM's Club
  • Sunrise Senior Living
  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Tyson Foods
  • Sunoco

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