Officer Edward Contreras joined LVMPD on July 18, 2006, after proudly serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a combat veteran who served in Somalia and Iraq before becoming a police officer. During his early years with the department, he worked as a patrol officer at the South Central and Convention Center Area Commands before transferring to the Traffic Bureau. He spent the rest of his time at LVMPD in Traffic, where his brother, Michael, was also assigned. Officer Contreras died from complications of COVID-19 on September 28, 2021, cutting short his distinguished 15-year law enforcement career. When he wasn’t on duty, he loved fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Officer Contreras, 50, is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and son, Aaron.