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Traffic closures set for slain NHP trooper’s funeral procession

Expect temporary road closures Friday for the funeral procession for Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Micah May.

The procession will begin around 9:30 a.m. from Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., according to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department. It will proceed to southbound Interstate 15 before exiting east at Spring Mountain Road. It will then go south on Las Vegas Boulevard before heading east on I-215, going north on U.S. Highway 95 and exiting at Russell Road to arrive at Central Church, 1001 New Beginnings Drive in Henderson.

The memorial service for May will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public.

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After the service, the procession will return to U.S. 95, heading back to westbound I-215 and exit at Warm Springs Road to head to Palm Eastern Mortuary & Cemetery, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., where May will be laid to rest.

May, 46, died Thursday after he was struck by a car July 27 during a law enforcement pursuit on Interstate 15. The 13-year veteran of Highway Patrol was hit while attempting to deploy “stop sticks” intended to puncture a stolen vehicle’s tires on I-15 near Sahara Avenue, according to the Highway Patrol.

After he was hit, the Metropolitan Police Department airlifted May in a police helicopter to University Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition until his death.

Contact Tony Garcia at tgarcia@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on Twitter.

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