Law Enforcement Memorial in Carson today |

Law Enforcement Memorial in Carson today

Deputy Mike Goldwater runs through the Pine Nut Mountains on Wednesday morning.
Kurt Hildebrand

The Peace Officers Memorial Run has moved through Douglas County and is on its way to the Capitol Grounds.

The annual relay started in Las Vegas last week. Each of the 134 legs of the relay represents the name of a fallen officer.

The Douglas segment of the run started at JackWright Pass on Highway 208 and traveled up Highway 395 through the Pine Nuts Wednesday morning.

The run reached Gardnerville at around noon, where schoolchildren from Gardnerville Elementary and Carson Valley Middle schools greeted members of the Douglas Sheriff’s SWAT team with flags flying.

The baton was transferred to Carson City by injured Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Miller at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to be transported the rest of the way to the Peace Officer’s Memorial at the Capitol. A ceremony recognizing two fallen officers, whose names have been added to the memorial is 1 p.m. today