LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer died from COVID-19 last month, according to the Injured Police Officers Fund.

Officer Jason Swanger, 41, was a seven-year veteran of LVMPD who died on June 24 from the virus, LVMPD confirmed.

"[Swanger] will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and co-workers. If you would like to make a donation to assist his family in this time of need, please visit the website below. All proceeds go directly to his immediate family," the group wrote on Facebook.

Swanger served in the south central and Enterprise area commands, LVMPD said. Swanger's death is considered to have occurred in the line of duty.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Swanger’s family right now,” Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “We ask everyone to keep his family in their thoughts during this difficult time.”

Donations can be made to his family by clicking here.

Lt. Erik Lloyd, the president of IPOF, was the first known COVID-19 death within LVMPD in July 2020.

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