Lieutenant Erik Lloyd joined LVMPD on September 11, 1990, and began his career as a patrol officer. He promoted to sergeant in 2003, where he worked in the Patrol Division before transferring to the Narcotics Section. He was promoted once again in 2014 to lieutenant, where he worked in the Internal Affairs Bureau, the Technical and Surveillance Section, the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, and the Major Violator Section.
Lt. Lloyd’s last assignment was overseeing the Force Investigation Team in the Office of Internal Oversight and Constitutional Policing. He was also the president of the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF) for 16 years, helping Southern Nevada police officers and their families recover from the catastrophic effects of on-duty injuries and line-of-duty deaths.
In 2020, the Las Vegas Valley was faced with the COVID-19 global pandemic. While Nevadans were under a state order to stay at home to prevent contracting the virus, first responders like Lt. Lloyd continued to work diligently throughout the pandemic. He responded to numerous investigations and assisted with various IPOF fundraising efforts to support officers who were sick or injured in the line of duty. In July of 2020, Lt. Lloyd contracted the COVID-19 virus. Following a valiant fight, Lt. Lloyd eventually succumbed to complications caused by the virus on July 29, 2020.