December 2023 Mission Moment
Sergeant Michael Abbate
Trooper Alberto Felix
Nevada Highway Patrol
Sergeant Abbate and Trooper Felix had stopped to check on a driver who appeared to be sleeping in his car. Another vehicle hit them and fled the scene. One officer died at the scene. The other officer was transported to UMC Trauma Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The subject was apprehended six hours later and was charged with two counts of each charge: reckless driving resulting in death, driving under the influence resulting in death, and duty to stop at the scene of an accident involving death.
Sergeant Abbate had served with the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Nevada Highway Patrol for almost 11 years. Trooper Feix was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Nevada Highway Patrol for four years.