Officer Daniel J. Leach joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on June 18th, 1984 following the completion of his formal education in Louisiana. Dan was a Career Corrections Officer, and at the time of his death was assigned to the Tucker Holding Facility in Laughlin, Nevada. On the morning of November 21st, 2009, he began his shift by picking up a prisoner transport van from the Clerk County Detention Center and driving to Laughlin. While traveling southbound on U.S. 95, Officer Leach was involved in a two vehicle accident. He was killed instantly. Officer Leach is survived by his wife, two children, his parents, one brother and one sister.