New Years Las Vegas, Fort Knox Safe!

by Ron Morales January. 04, 2018 1090 views
Las Vegas Police Officers waiting for their instructions to patrol the strip.

Las Vegas Police Officers waiting for their instructions to patrol the strip.

This year I took a flew out to Las Vegas for New Years Eve. Leaving San Diego International Airport around 3:00 p.m. and landed at McCarren International Airport serving the Las Vegas Valley, roughly an hour later.

Passengers going through security, while homeland security handle suspecting bags.

Passengers going through security, while homeland security handle suspecting bags.

With the hesitation from travelers due to the recent Las Vegas shooting back on Oct. 1st, 2017. expectations of huge lines and backed up security checks, I was a surprise to see how slow it was at the airport.

Las Vegas Police Officers discuss tactics in the middle of the strip.

Las Vegas Police Officers discuss tactics in the middle of the strip.

The Las Vegas Police Department was one of many security agencies that were on full alert patrolling the strip hours before it turned into the new year. Hours before the new year, the cops shut down the strip to the general public.

Las Vegas cops getting briefed on the latest information.

Las Vegas cops getting briefed on the latest information.

Las Vegas Police had the strip  locked down as the cops block off and entry point.

Las Vegas Police had the strip locked down as the cops block off and entry point.

Walking down the strip you couldn't help but feel safe as the you walk by our brave military patrolling the that night alongside the LVPD making sure this is the most protected and safest places on earth. Posted up like a mannequin, this military soldier stands by his humvee making sure that everything was safe on the strip.

Military soldier stands guard outside of his humvee.

Military soldier stands guard outside of his humvee.

Military Soldiers stand post in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip

Military Soldiers stand post in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip

Finally, Las Vegas Police opens the strip to the public. Crowds of pedestrians had to walk across the bridge to get to the escalators to go down to the street where police set up barriers to control the crowds of people that were ready to party.

Thousands of people are walking onto the las vegas strip before the year ends.

Thousands of people are walking onto the las vegas strip before the year ends.

Thousands of people cross the bridge towards the escalator to go down to the strip.

Thousands of people cross the bridge towards the escalator to go down to the strip.

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Timothy Bullock 1 year, 11 months ago

I love writing stories!! Pictures are the best way of doing that.

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