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Posted: June 15, 2014

Communities rally around families of slain Las Vegas police officers

(AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS POLICE VIGIL--Cheri Rasmussen, left, embraces Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Roxanne McDaris after a vigil near CiCi's Pizza Monday, June 9, 2014 in Las Vegas. The vigil was held to honor two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers and a bystander who were killed Sunday at a strip mall. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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            Communities rally around families of slain Las Vegas police officers
LAS VEGAS POLICE VIGIL--Cheri Rasmussen, left, embraces Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Roxanne McDaris after a vigil near CiCi's Pizza Monday, June 9, 2014 in Las Vegas. The vigil was held to honor two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers and a bystander who were killed Sunday at a strip mall. (AP Photo/John Locher)

By Ben Lawson

Communities across the country have rallied together to support the families of two Las Vegas Police officers who were shot and killed while eating lunch last week.

Officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck were eating at CiCi's Pizza when two people walked in and opened fire on the officers. The attackers would later kill Robert Wilcox at a nearby Walmart before their rampage came to an end. (Via KLAS)

There's been a huge outpouring of support for the families the men left behind. So many officers volunteered to escort Beck's body from Salt Lake City International Airport to his final resting place in Wyoming that some had to be turned away. (Via The Salt Lake Tribune)

The CiCi's where the two men were shot held a fundraiser Sunday for the families of the two officers. The store's owner asked grief counselors to attend the event to help anyone in need and placed a memorial over where the two men were sitting at the time of the incident. (Via Las Vegas Sun)

KTNV reports that at least 23 other fundraisers have been organized for the family as well. Las Vegas businesses like car dealerships, tattoo parlors, movie theaters and many more all found ways to show their support to the victims.

Beck's sister said that even though this situation showed the worst in people, it showed the best as well.

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