Police Officer Juan Manuel Gomez-Lopez

Police Officer Juan Manuel Gomez-Lopez

Pelham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, August 14, 2021

Add to My Heroes

Juan Manuel Gomez-Lopez

Police Officer Juan Gomez-Lopez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Gomez was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Pelham Police Department for 11 years and had previously served with the Albertville Police Department for four years. He was awarded the Shelby County Chamber Police Officer of the Year for Pelham posthumously. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 11088
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 3, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

Most Recent Reflection

View all 52 Reflections

Officer Juan Gomez is deeply, sorrowfully missed. I knew him through church & can personally say-he was the real thing. A godly man who loved Jesus, his family, his friends, & community. He was a humble man who never bragged or promoted himself but was always looking to help others. Juan always had a huge smile-living evidence of the joy within. Left behind is his lovely wife, his sweet daughter & gentle son. As well as his extended family of origin; his parents & siblings miss him terribly. Juan, my dear brother-in-Christ, I look forward to celebrating with you on the other side one day & sitting at the feet of Jesus!
With love & tears-but not as those who have no hope, Mary Jane Henderson (aka the Hat Lady as you called me)
Birmingham, AL. 9/12/2021

Mary Jane Henderson
Friend & sister in Christ

September 12, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.