Detective Justin Terry joined LVMPD on August 21, 2001, after getting his degree in Criminal Justice. During his time at LVMPD, Justin served in the Patrol Division as well as working in the Sex Offender Apprehension Program. He was widely regarded as an expert in his field and was a sworn Task Force Officer with the U.S. Marshals Service.
In his last year on the job, he continued his work protecting children in the Homicide Sex Crimes Bureau, Sexual Assault and Abuse Section.
Throughout his career, Detective Terry honored fallen officers by participating in the annual Cops on Top memorial hike. Officers, family, and friends climb to the peaks of the tallest mountains in Nevada to remember fallen police officers. He also started the enduro program at Southeast Area Command, making it possible for officers to ride dual-sport motorcycles into hard-to-reach locations to serve the homeless.
Detective Terry was highly respected and dedicated his life to serving our community. On June 10, 2022, a tragic accident on U.S. 95 took his life. He was 45.