Las Vegas Detective Justin Terry remembered at service

Metropolitan Police Department Detective Justin Terry

Tributes remembering Las Vegas police Detective Justin Terry as a committed public servant and loving father are scheduled to be delivered at a Monday morning memorial service in Henderson.

The 45-year-old detective was killed while driving his law enforcement vehicle on U.S. Highway 95 near Centennial Parkway on June 10.

The memorial service will feature an honor guard procession along with remarks from Michael Kitchen of Central Christian Church and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. A video presentation by Terry’s family was also scheduled.

Terry was killed when a semitrailer towing an excavator struck a beam that was part of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Centennial Bowl construction project. The large steel beam then tumbled onto the highway, crushing Terry’s unmarked police vehicle. He died at the scene.

Terry was on duty at the time of his death. Police said he was assigned to the homicide sex crimes bureau, sexual assault and abuse section. He joined the force in 2001. He started the enduro program at the Metropolitan Police Department’s Southeast Area Command, making it possible for officers to ride dirt bikes into hard-to-reach locations to feed the homeless.

An investigation into the crash by the Nevada Highway Patrol is continuing.

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