CCSD celebrates its namesakes: Raul P. Elizondo
Raul P. Elizondo, Jr. was born on July 21, 1967, in Mesa, Arizona. He was raised in Henderson, Nevada and attended Basic High School, where he was a member of the 1984 State Championship wrestling team. His mother, Ann, was a teacher at the Clark County School District.
Officer Elizondo became a North Las Vegas police officer on March 13, 1992, and was recognized for his dedicated service within two years by the Chief of Police. He received the highest award possible from the North Las Vegas Police Association and was honored as the 1994 Police Office of the Year.
He was killed in the line of duty on January 30, 1995. Officer Elizondo was known as a well-liked, respected, dedicated and loyal police officer.
Raul P. Elizondo Elementary School opened in 1998. Each year, the school celebrates Officer Elizondo with a day of festivities in partnership with local law enforcement and other state, county, and city municipalities, known as Elizondo Day. On this day, officers from Metro, North Las Vegas, and the Clark County School District spend the day touring the school, interacting with students, and working with members of the community.