Update 11:32 a.m.: Thousands mourn death of NHP trooper (w/video)
RENO ” A caravan of law enforcement vehicles stretching for miles escorted the hearse carrying Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Kara Kelly-Borgognone (borg-ah-NO-nee) to a memorial service on the University of Nevada, Reno campus today.
More than 200 vehicles and motorcycles, all with their lights flashing, made a loop around the city, passing by NHP headquarters in south Reno, before filing up Virginia Street to Lawlor Events Center.
The 33-year-old mother of two was critically injured Feb. 25 when her patrol car was slammed by another vehicle while she was responding to a call.
An organ donor, she was kept on life support until her organs could be donated. She was pronounced dead three days later.
The trooper is the first woman law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty.