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July 28, 2014

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Slain police officer to be honored with annual golf tourney

The third anniversary of Metro Police Sgt. Henry Prendes' death is Sunday, and his family is striving to keep his memory alive with an upcoming charity golf tournament.

The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic is on March 27 at Angel Park Golf Club. Angel Park Golf Club is at 100 S. Rampart Blvd., near the intersection of Rampart Boulevard and Summerlin Parkway.

Prendes, 37, died on Feb. 1, 2006, while responding to a domestic violence call near Durango Drive and the 215 Beltway.

He was shot and killed at the front door of a home by 21-year-old Amir Rashid Crump, who was toting an assault rifle. Crump was killed later that afternoon during a prolonged gun battle with police.

Prendes was the first Metro officer to die in the line of duty in 18 years.

Before his passing, he and his wife, Dawn, had a goal of founding a youth camp for underprivileged children. That vision is becoming a reality with the "Henry's Place Foundation" and Dawn Prendes' purchase of a 14-acre parcel in Cedar City, Utah.

Funds from the Charity Golf Classic will go toward the building of cabins at the new camp facility and support for children in need.

Registration is $150 for individuals and $600 for a foursome. For more information on "Henry's Place Foundation," to make a donation or register for the golf tournament, visit www.henrysplace.org.

Jeff O’Brien can be reached at 990-8957 or [email protected].

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