OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Nebraska State Patrol honored the life and service of one of their own on Wednesday.
A service for Lt. Craig Loveless was held at Lifegate Church. He lost a lengthy battle with cancer on March 27.
Loveless joined the NSP in 1987 and worked in several capacities since, most recently as the Lieutenant for the Patrol Division in Omaha.
Along the way, he served nine years as a Sergeant at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island. Roughly 25 percent of current NSP troopers went through basic recruit camp while Loveless was an instructor there.
“Craig’s impact on our agency, and more specifically the people of the State Patrol, will be felt for generations to come,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “He was a leader and mentor in the truest sense. His dedication to service and tenacious desire to help others will serve as a model for all Troopers and others privileged to know him.”
Loveless' family delayed the service so more people could attend than the previous 10 person limit for gatherings. The line of vehicles in the procession covered more than a mile from start to end.
Loveless was 54 years old.