- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on a funeral for a North Las Vegas police detective killed in an on-duty car crash (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

A North Las Vegas police detective killed in an on-duty vehicle crash is being remembered as a dedicated officer who also cared deeply for his community.

North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez told mourners at a funeral for Chad Parque (par-KAY’) that the 10-year police veteran quickly developed a reputation as a go-getter and an unrelenting foot soldier fighting for victims.

Hundreds turned out for the funeral for the 32-year-old Parque at Central Christian Church in Henderson, where a long police motorcade led to-and-from Palm Mortuary in northwest Las Vegas.

Police say Parque was leaving North Las Vegas Justice Court in a department car on Jan. 6 when he collided with a wrong-way driver on busy Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Parque was the third North Las Vegas police officer killed in the line of duty in 70 years.

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8 a.m.

A funeral is set to take place in Henderson for a North Las Vegas police detective who died of injuries received in an on-duty vehicle crash.

Officer Chad Parque (par-KAY’) will be mourned during a noon Tuesday memorial at Central Christian Church.

Burial will follow at Palm Mortuary, on Jones Boulevard near Deer Springs Way in northwest Las Vegas.

Police say he was leaving North Las Vegas Justice Court in a department car.

He died at a hospital the following day.

Parque was 32, a 10-year police veteran, and a husband and father.

He’s the third North Las Vegas police officer killed in the line of duty since the department started in 1946.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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