Douglas King

Sgt. Douglas King joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on August 12, 2004. He was assigned to patrol in the Summerlin Area Command. King was one of the first officers to arrive at the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting in October 2017, exemplifying his unwavering willingness to protect and serve at any cost. On August 23, 2021, he died from complications of COVID-19 before he was to receive the department’s Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during a domestic violence call. The Medal of Honor – bestowed to officers who risk their life beyond the normal call of duty to protect or save a human life – was awarded posthumously. King, known for his good-natured disposition, was popular among his peers and was a devoted husband, father and son. Family will forever remember him as dedicated, honorable, loyal, and beloved. He is survived by his wife, Cinnamon, and daughters Scarlett, Tommi and Hannah.