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 1, 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 at the scene ensued, during which the suspect was shot and killed. Sergeant Prendes was 37 years old and left behind a wife and two daughters.