Fallen detective described as a great husband, father, brother and investigator

LAS VEGAS - The detective who died following a car crash on Friday afternoon was Chad Parque, according to the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Detective Parque was on-duty when he was leaving the North Las Vegas Justice Court. A driver heading southbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard entered the lanes of oncoming traffic and struck Detective Parque's vehicle, said NLVPD investigators.

Detective Parque succumbed to his injuries early Saturday morning after fighting for his life and a great effort from UMC medical staff, said NLVPD.

Detective Parque was 32 years old and described as a great husband, father, brother and investigator by the department. He worked for NLVPD for 10 Years.

"Our thoughts and our prayers are with that family. It's such a tragedy. I'm hoping that god can use this to bring us together, to rally us together, to continue to prayer for that officer," said John Ponder, a support of local law enforcement.

Family and friends have set up a donation fund for the fallen detective. All donations should be directed to the only accounts that have been established to aid the family.

Injured Police Officer's Fund, Nevada State Bank #905202081, and Wells Fargo #8754899923.  More information can be found regarding the Injured Police Officer's Fund at www.ipof.vegas.

On Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. the North Las Vegas Police Department will hold a vigil for Detective Parque at the scene of the crash. Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

The last North Las Vegas Police officer to die in the line of duty was Raul Paul Elizondo who was shot on Jan. 30,1995.


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