Utah troopers will escort slain Vegas officer’s body to Wyoming
Published: June 15, 2014 09:40AM
Updated: June 15, 2014 09:40AM
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Pallbearers move the casket of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Alyn Beck during a memorial at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Las Vegas. Two suspects shot and killed Beck, 41, and fellow police officer Igor Soldo, 31, in an ambush at a Las Vegas restaurant Sunday, June 8, 2014, before fatally shooting a third person inside a nearby Wal-Mart, authorities said. (AP Photo/John Locher, Pool)

Alyn Beck’s body is heading to Wyoming on Sunday, and the Utah Highway Patrol will help make sure he gets there.

Beck, and his fellow police officer Igor Soldo, 31, were gunned down in a Las Vegas pizza restaurant ambush on June 8. The shooters fled to a nearby Wal-Mart, where they killed a third person and then themselves, authorities said.

Beck’s body will be taken to Afton, Wyo., where the officer’s in-laws live, according to the Star Valley Independent, a Wyoming newspaper. A squad of UHP troopers will follow Beck’s body from its arrival at Salt Lake City International Airport to the Wyoming border, where the neighboring state’s troopers will escort the body the rest of the way, UHP Sgt. Jacob Cox confirmed Saturday.

Beck had been with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department since 2001 and leaves behind a wife and three children.

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