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Police Officer Phillip Nick Lopez | United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Police Officer

Phillip Nick Lopez

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 1, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Colorado

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Officer Phillip Lopez was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation in Towaoc, Colorado. Officer Lopez had been called to this site repeatedly for reports of domestic violence. The male suspect drove to Officer Lopez's home and shot the officer multiple times with a .22 caliber rifle, killing him, and then fled the scene before committing suicide.

Officer Lopez had served with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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My Dear Uncle Philip

Not a day goes by that I miss your smile and to hear your laugher. I was just a little girl when you were taking I never forgot the small short moment we at least had together. I tell my daughter about you, and your courage and heroism inspired her to follow your dream. She carries you in her heart and every year on your anniversary she visit's you, only wishing she could of met you.

I have never forgot you,

Your Niece
Elena Lopez (American Horse)
May 26, 2011


Elena American Horse
Niece
May 26, 2011

 

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