Gov. Brian Sandoval signed bills today to create a monument for fallen firefighters and enhancing the penalty for assaulting first-responders.
Sandoval signed the bills in a ceremony on the state Capitol lawn.
There are monuments dedicated to fallen police officers and military members outside the Capitol. Senate Bill 540 calls for a monument for firefighters.
The monument will be selected from three designs. No money has been set aside yet for the project.
Senate Bill 540 enhances the criminal penalty for assaulting first-responders who are on duty.
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First responders in Nevada now have a little extra protection under the law, with a bill signed Wednesday.
Jeff Mann was hired by the Henderson Fire Department in 1989. Throughout his twenty year career, Jeff was assigned to rescues, engines companies, and truck companies. He remained a well respected senior firefighter who was committed to the community and the success of his team and the department. His last day on the job was February 2, 2009. Twenty five days later he would lose his life to cancer. Jeff was the first firefighter to lose his life on the job at the Henderson Fire Department. Throughout his short battle he embodied courage and love for the people he worked with.