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Hero Down: Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Sergio Alonzo Jr. Dies Unexpectedly

Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Officer Sergio Alonzo Jr. died unexpectedly on June 21.

The 28-year-old officer’s exact cause of death has not been released.

Officer Alonzo’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil in his honor on the day of his death, according to a fundraising page established to help his family in the wake of their loss.

“The next morning is so surreal, everyone is still in disbelief,” fundraiser organizer Sabrina Roybal wrote in an update on June 22. “Coming onto this page to see the amount of overwhelming support and love for Sergio and his loved ones is amazing! The family truly appreciates it.”

Officer Alonzo leaves behind his wife and young daughter.

“A husband, son, brother, friend, co-worker, and biggest title of them all, a Father was lost,” the fundraising page reads. “Sergio Alonzo Jr. also left behind his Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Nevada State Prison families.”

Officer Alonzo was described as “the life of the party, always smiling, and quick to make a joke that would make anyone laugh,” according to the page. “This unexpected and sudden loss, is hard for everyone.”

Donors have contributed over $20,500 to the fund so far.

Officer Alonzo will be laid to rest on July 1, according to the fundraising page.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Sergio Alonzo Jr., both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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