Police Officer Philip Carl Closi

Police Officer Philip Carl Closi

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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Philip Carl Closi

Police Officer Phil Closi died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Closi had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, father, brother, sister, and nephew.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 6944

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 15, 2020

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Rest in peace Philip

Carson loveless

January 31, 2024

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