Thousands Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Officer In Las Vegas

Hartfield, a 16-year Army veteran who served in Iraq, was known as “Charles ,” ”Chuck” and “ChuckyHart,” but one longtime friend and colleague dubbed him “Captain America.” “Charlie Hartfield was the greatest American I have ever known,” Sgt. Ryan Fryman told the crowd.

Thousands came out in Las Vegas to mourn a police officer who was one of the 58 lives that were taken at a music festival earlier this week.  His was among the first memorials for the dead, whose identities have now all been released by authorities.

On Thursday night, thousands raised candles and surrounded the widow and two children of Officer Charleston Hartfield, who was killed in the shooting.

The victims killed ranged in ages from 20 to 67. Two of them, 24-year-old Austin Cooper Meyer and 61-year-old Br

ett Schwanbeck, had not been identified before the Clark County Coroner released a complete list Thursday night.



AP/Gregory Bull

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