February 1, 2006
Sergeant Henry Prendes joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on February 26, 1991. He was a deeply religious man who carried a Bible with him in his patrol car. On February 1st, 2006, Sergeant Prendes responded to a report of a violent family disturbance. As he entered the residence he was ambushed and shot by a suspect armed with an assault rifle. Sergeant Prendes died at the scene. A gun battle between the suspect and other officers ensued, during which the suspect was also shot and killed. Sergeant Henry Prendes was 37 years old, and left behind a wife and two daughters.