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Police Officer III Reynaldo V. Lopez | McAllen Police Department, Texas McAllen Police Department, Texas

Police Officer III

Reynaldo V. Lopez

McAllen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 10, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of capital murder

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Officer Reynaldo Lopez was shot and killed by gang members while he was working extra duty at the city's civic center.

During a dance, several gang members entered the facility and lured a rival gang member outside. Once outside a fight erupted. Numerous shots were fired from across the street, striking Officer Lopez and the teenager, killing them both. The juvenile suspects were arrested, tried as adults, and convicted of capital murder.
A unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice located in Hidalgo County has been named after Officer Lopez.

Officer Lopez had been employed with the McAllen Police Department for 17 years.

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Rest in Peace Police Officer III Reynaldo V. Lopez. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of McAllen, Texas Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you shall forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 8, 2016


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