June 20, 2022 - Half-Staff Alert - Nevada

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Jun 17, 2022

June 20, 2022 - Half-Staff Alert - Nevada

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and State public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset on Monday, June 20, 2022, in honor of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Detective Justin Terry, who died on June 10.

“Detective Terry served our community for more than two decades – we are endlessly grateful for his service and heartbroken at his death,” said Governor Sisolak. “Kathy and I join the law enforcement community and so many more in mourning Detective Justin Terry, who was killed tragically. We're sending our love and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Detective Terry was a member of the LVMPD for just shy of 21 years. He started a program in the Southeast Area Command, making it possible for officers to ride dirt bikes into difficult locations to serve the homeless, according to Metro. He was also assigned to the Sexual Offender Apprehension Detail (SOAP) for 7 years. He was widely regarded as an expert and worked directly with the U.S. Marshals Task Force.