By Rolando Larraz
Las Vegas Tribune
Just three hundred miles from Las Vegas the National Guard disrespected the American community by siding with, and dancing and jumping with the protestors that perhaps a short time earlier may have bitten or hurt a fellow Guard member or a police officer while Las Vegas Police Officer Shay Mikalonis lay in critical condition after being shot while arresting a protester in front of a local casino.
The shooting of Las Vegas Police Officer Shay Mikalonis has not been in vain; the real Las Vegas community has shown its support to the four-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in several ways, including praying for him in front of the University Medical Center (UMC) where the officer is still fighting for his life, to a Pray for Shay Parade in Las Vegas throughout the famous Las Vegas Strip, on Las Vegas Boulevard South, West Charleston Boulevard followed by hundreds of citizens that want to show their support to the young officer.
Many people had come by the hospital bringing coffee, donuts, and water and to show their respect, support, and gratitude among many other things to help those who are keeping a vigil at the UMC where Mikalonis is fighting for his life.
Officer Mikalonis was shot in the back of his head during a protest last week near Circus-Circus Hotel-Casino. We are told the 29-year-old underwent a successful surgery and is still recovering at UMC.
Everyone is too fast to judge the actions of some police officers without looking at a broader picture and looking at the other side of the story forgetting that there are always three sides to every story, yours, ours and the truth.
Officer Mikalonis works and lives sixteen hundred miles away from Minneapolis and has nothing to do with the sad events that happened in that city that has revolutionized the whole nation and is now suffering the consequences of an evil manipulator that has promoted these protests and vandalism.
Officer Mikalonis and his family have become the victims of a Liberal mentality movement that has made heroes and martyrs of an unknown man with a criminal record and now the young officer is laying in a hospital bed fighting for his life.
There is very little the Las Vegas Tribune knows about Officer Mikalonis because the Administration of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department insists on discriminating against the newspaper because we write the truth and that is against their rules and regulations, but we have learned that he is 29-years-old and joined the department four years ago.
The daily newspaper, of course, is too busy reporting on the alleged attack of a man who was resisting arrest after trying to pass a funny twenty dollar bill at a convenience store.
The Las Vegas Tribune continues to pray for Officer Shay Mikalonis and his family regardless of the antagonistic treatment the newspaper receives from the police administration with the blessing of the daily newspaper that stays quiet to the unfair discrimination the newspaper receives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Sheriff Joe Lombardo.
The “Injured Police Officers Fund” is raising money to help Officer Mikalonis and his family get through this tough time.
For information on how to donate, The Injured Police Officers Fund has set up multiple channels to donate to Mikalonis’ recovery. Donations can be made at Wells Fargo account No. 5906600647, at Nevada State Bank under account No. 5795937845 or online at www.ipof.vegas.