LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Lt. Erik Lloyd is being laid to rest on Wednesday. Lloyd passed away July 29 after a battle with COVID-19.
A funeral procession will begin at Palm Mortuary in downtown Las Vegas at 8:30 a.m. Shortly after, the procession will make its way south on the Las Vegas Strip until it reaches Interstate 215. From there, the procession will head to Central Christian Church in Henderson.
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The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Only invited family and guests will be in attendance. After the private service, Lloyd will be transported to Palm Northwest Cemetery on North Jones Boulevard for a private service.
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Lloyd is most widely known for his role as President of the Injured Officers Police Fund, where he raised money for the spouses of fallen officers. He most recently worked to raise funds to help with medical expenses for injured Officer Shay Mikalonis, who was shot during a protest on the Las Vegas Strip.
“I speak for everyone who knew him that this is a profound loss,” said Sheriff Joe Lombardo. “He was the type of officer who represents all the values you want in a person. He was hardworking, honest, kind, and generous with his time. He created a legacy outside of his work here at LVMPD, working to help people in their greatest time of grief. The LVMPD is a better agency for having Erik.”
Lloyd oversaw the Force Investigation Team (FIT) working for the Internal Oversight and Constitutional Policing office. Lloyd’s career spans nearly 30 years, where he began as a patrol officer in September of 1990 before working as a Narcotics Detective in 1995. He earned the rank of sergeant in 2003 and became a lieutenant in 2014 where he worked in Internal Affairs, the Southern Nevada Counterterrorism Center, and most recently for the FIT section.
Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick who knew Lloyd issued a statement today after his passing.
“Lt. Lloyd was an amazing officer whose work in our community helped countless families,” Kirkpatrick said. “His passing shows us all the dangers of this virus and the importance of doing everything we can to fight it. Knowing the lieutenant is no longer with us makes my heart ache. His family will always be in my prayers.”
Lloyd, who was born in Downey, California, leaves behind his wife of 22-years Minddie who also works with IPOF, two daughters, five grandchildren as well as his parents.