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September 21, 2014

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How you can help Metro Police in their time of mourning

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L.E. Baskow

Metro Police officers are consoled by Mike Haskins as they gather across from CiCi’s Pizza restaurant in Las Vegas to honor their fallen brothers on Monday, June 9, 2014.

Slain Officer Memorial

Mike Haskins says a prayer after leaving flowers at a CiCi's Pizza restaurant in honor of two Metro Police officers killed there on Sunday, June 8, 2014. A small memorial was building there and officers were gathered nearby as well in support of their fallen comrades on Monday, June 9, 2014. Launch slideshow »

With Metro Police reeling after the shooting deaths of two officers Sunday, many Las Vegas residents are wondering what they can do to support the department.

Sheriff Doug Gillespie said today that the simplest way is to take a few moments to speak with Metro officers out on patrol.

“I know people always think, ‘How do you come up with the right words?’” Gillespie said. “You never do, but just your presence and the fact that you’ve offered them goes a long way.”

People wishing to send condolences to the families of the slain officers can email their messages to Metro’s Public Information Office. The messages will be collected and forwarded to the families, Gillespie said.

People wishing to financially support the families are encouraged to give to the Injured Police Officer Fund.

The nonprofit group has set up accounts at Wells Fargo Bank and Nevada State Bank to collect donations to support the families.

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