Nevada State Trooper Murdered By Carjacker

Last updated: August 1, 2021

Yet another officer was lost in the line of duty. A suspect hit a Nevada State Trooper with their vehicle while fleeing.

Suspect Pursuit

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."

Decorated Officer

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.

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11 comments on “Nevada State Trooper Murdered By Carjacker”

    1. A VERY GOOD BOY. He was working hard on his rap career and his crime business had never been better

  1. First of all, I am sending you my heart felt condolences and prayers to you and your family. There's no way that I nor anyone else to actually know your personal loss without having suffered the tragedy ourselves. Your loss is felt by many on many levels. First of all, the loss of a Father, a Husband, and last but not least, we lost a HERO WHO PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FOR HIS FELLOW AMERICAN PATRIOTS. For that we ALL are in his and your det. God bless you and your family

  2. So sad that we have lost another Brother for no reason other than someone was breaking the law and did not want to be arrested and face his punishment for doing so. By doing what he did, not only did we loose a great Trooper, he also paid for this with his own life. Senseless! Prayers go out to Trooper May's Wife and two Children. We will try and make sure that they do not want for anything and they are in our Prayers.

  3. RIP Trooper May, deepest sympathy to his family, friends and all fellow brothers and sisters of blue. Thank you for your service 😢💔🙏🏻💙

  4. Good thing the asshole went for his gun, it provided officers yhe opportunity to remove another drop of chlorine from the gene pool. In addition to saving the Nevada taxpayers money for the cost of a trial and taking care of that worthless bastard probably for yhe rest of his life.

  5. Very sadden by another officer that lost his life to a friggen criminal, now his love ones have to deal with living without him very sad. God Bless his Family and all those that love him. 😔😔😔😔🙏🙏❤️

  6. Romans 13:3-4 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

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