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Clerk Honored for Heroic Intervention in Las Vegas Courtroom Attack

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 20, 2024 1:19 pm

Las Vegas, NV – District Court clerk Michael Lasso will be recognized as the “Citizen of the Month” at Wednesday’s Las Vegas City Council meeting for his courageous actions in intervening during a courtroom attack on Judge Mary Kay Holthus in January.

Heroic Act:

  • While sitting beside Judge Holthus during sentencing, Lasso bravely intervened when a defendant attacked the judge, rushing the bench and physically assaulting her.
  • Footage captured Lasso’s quick response, jumping on the defendant to restrain him and protect the judge.
  • Lasso’s intervention, alongside swift action by courtroom personnel, helped subdue the attacker and ensure the safety of Judge Holthus and others present.

Recognition and Significance:

  • This well-deserved award honors Lasso’s heroism and highlights the often unseen dangers faced by courthouse personnel.
  • His selfless act serves as a reminder of the crucial role individuals play in maintaining order and safety within our courtrooms.
  • Lasso’s bravery exemplifies the courage and quick thinking that can make a significant difference in critical situations.

Additional Information:

  • The defendant, Deobra Redden, was indicted on charges including attempted murder, battery, extortion by threat, and intimidating a public officer.
  • This incident reinforces the importance of appreciating and supporting court personnel who ensure the smooth and secure operation of our legal system.

Credits: Review Journal

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