UPDATE: Son of fallen officer graduates, 150 officers attend ceremony

LAS VEGAS - Standing in for a fallen brother.

Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department banned together Saturday to honor Officer Alyn Beck and show support for the family he left behind.

150 officers sat in the audience at the Thomas & Mack Center to cheer on Beck’s son, Daxton, who graduated from Arbor View High School.

"It's just it's just great to have them," Daxton said

Officer Beck was ambushed and killed along with his partner Officer Igor Soldo while they were eating lunch three years ago.

“It's hard to fill his seat. It takes 150 of us to even come close to it, but we're just glad we can be here and represent our brother and the whole family,” said Sgt. Eric Hutchason, LVMPD. “I wish we could do more than that, but it's just an honor to be here. Period." 

Daxton didn't know he'd have a whole section of police cheering him on as he graduated, but says he's grateful for them.

"I just feel crazy. I didn't know that they were going to be here and just found out yesterday. It just feels good to have them be there. They've been there for a long time now," Daxton said. 

Sgt. Hutchason works at the Northeast Area Command. He says he's proud to be stationed where Officer Beck patrolled.

He's also proud to be rooting on Daxton and his accomplishments.

"We love him and we can't ever replace Alyn and the good man that he was. I don't think anyone can, but we're glad that we can be here just to kind of fill that seat, that void that he would fill," Sgt.Hutchason said.

These past three years haven't been easy, but Daxton is thankful for his family and all the officers who've had his back through the tough times.

"Just thank you for always being there for the past long, long time. Just being there for me and just helping me along my journey," Daxton said. 

Officers say they're going attend another graduation in a couple of years when it's time for Daxton's sister to accept her high school diploma.
 


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