WILLIAM FORTYE LVMPD K-9 OPERATIONS CENTER OPENS AT SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO & SPA
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Today, South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa welcomed the William Fortye Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Operations Center to its property with a ceremonious ribbon cutting.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, Lieutenant Jeff Clark of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Section and Ryan Growney, general manager of South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa. Sheriff Joe Lombardo shared his excitement for the new, state-of-the-art facility and thanked Michael Gaughan and the South Point team for their generosity. In a surprise for the Gaughan family, Lt. Clark revealed that the newest member of the K-9 force will be named Mr. G, in honor of Michael Gaughan’s nickname, given to him by his friends in the United States Air Force. Sheriff Lombardo also revealed the official name of the building, William Fortye K-9 Operations Center, named in honor of Patrolman William Fortye, the force’s only fallen K-9 officer. Tracy Myers, Officer Fortye’s daughter, also paid tribute and shared memories of her father during the ceremony.
“Our mission at LVMPD is to provide exceptional police services in partnership with the community. And this donation by Michael Gaughan is a concrete example of how we can all work together to keep our community safer,” said Sheriff Lombardo.
The William Fortye Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Operations Center will be home to the department’s K-9 section, boasting 11,400 square feet. It is equipped with 24 kennels, a canine obstacle course, a 9,186 square foot canine grass area, office spaces and more.
“We are extremely proud to play a role in bringing this facility to our property and support the ways Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department protects our community,” said Ryan Growney, general manager of South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, over 2,200 slot and video poker machines, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multimillion-dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183. “Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the October 2023 Las Vegas NASCAR cup race, South Point 400. In addition, South Point’s Sports Book is home of Vegas Stats & Information Network” (VSiN), where you can listen to the broadcast on iHeart Radio and watch the video livestream on VSiN.com. For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.