Victims of Deadly Domestic Violence Incidents to Be Honored Ceremony Marks Start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The names of victims who lost their lives to domestic violence during 2012 will be added to a plaque during an upcoming ceremony co-hosted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Council.
The names will be added during a media event which will take place Thursday October 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event will be held in the media room of the LVMPD Headquarters Building, 400 South Martin L. King Boulevard.
Fifteen new names will be added to the plaque during the ceremony. Following the reading of the name and age of each victim, a rose will be placed in a vase to honor the victim’s life. Additionally, family members of several domestic violence victims are scheduled to be present during the ceremony, and may be available following the event to speak to the media.
While the addition of one name is too many, the reduction from 39 names added during this ceremony in 2010 down to 30 names added in 2011, and the further reduction to 17 names added last year is reflective of the community wide effort to eliminate these crimes of violence. This plaque will join two other plaques which contain the names of over 290 victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence within the last 12 years.