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Las Vegas police department loses another officer to COVID

Posted at 7:17 AM, Aug 16, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Another Las Vegas-area officer has died of COVID-19.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer Phil Closi died of complications from the virus last week, according to the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.

Closi was a 21-year veteran and worked out of the Convention Center Area Command. He leaves behind a wife, son and daughter.

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The LVPPA says Closi will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Closi is the third officer to die of COVID in Southern Nevada.