Police Officer III Reynaldo V. Lopez

Police Officer III Reynaldo V. Lopez

McAllen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 10, 1993

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Reynaldo V. Lopez

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.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of capital murder

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Rest In Peace my Brother. You are a true hero.

John S. King Patrol Deputy
Waller County Pct 1 (Bellaire PD Ret.)

July 11, 2018

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