Yet another officer was lost in the line of duty. A suspect hit a Nevada State Trooper with their vehicle while fleeing.
Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Micah May was laying out spike strips to stop a suspect on Interstate 15 when he was hit. According to KVVU, Douglas Claiborne crashed into the officer.
When the carjacker hit May, he flew through the windshield. The suspect was also armed. The suspect took off.
Officers stopped him near Sahara Avenue, surrounding the vehicle. When Claiborne allegedly went for his gun, officers shot at him. Claiborne was killed by the officers.
Trooper May was taken to University Medical Center where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.
In a Facebook post the Nevada Highway Patrol wrote, “With heavy hearts, we confirm the loss of Nevada Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper Micah May #6203.”
Trooper May had been with the Nevada Highway Patrol for 13 years. In 2014, he was presented with the Medal of Valor for ” courageous actions in the line of duty.”
But that wasn’t the only recognition May received over the years.
“Dedicated to apprehending impaired drivers from Nevada’s roadways, Trooper May received numerous awards for his contributions in the prevention and enforcement of impaired drivers.”Nevada Highway Patrol
Family Left Behind
May is survived by his wife and two children. In the post, the NHP writes, “This is a time of enormous grief for our agency, his family, and our communities.”
To assist his family during this time, the Injured Police Officer Fund started a donation page for Trooper May’s wife and children.
“Trooper May’s heroism exemplified the definition of a silent guardian. His dedication and service will never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to this grieving family and recognize the unique sacrifice to the State of Nevada. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.”Nevada Department of Public Safety Director George Togliatti
Governor Steve Sisolak had all of the the flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Trooper May.