Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard Lopez

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard Lopez

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Richard Lopez. Please know we are eternally grateful for Richard’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Lopez, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the New York City Police Commissioner for Richard’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Richard Lopez’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Dallas Police Department (retired)

July 9, 2018

RIP My Brother.

Police Officer Maria Alvarez
NYPD

July 9, 2018

A Prayer for Police Office Richard Lopez:

Heavenly Father, I boldly and humbly come before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer as we remember in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Richard Lopez, of the New York City, New York Police Department, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the community and state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. For the Scripture says: God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called the children of God ; there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends; I [Jesus] assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise, and; God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Thus, in our lifetime, may Police Officer Richard Lopez live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Amen.

Rev. Steven Robert Closs, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 9, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 9, 2018

My brother Richie was my hero. It was following his footsteps that made me become a cop. They came no better than Richie. I love you my bro. Rest easy. Gus (Jersey City PD) and I will carry on your legacy forever and make you proud. And we will take care of your baby and make sure your angel is taken care of. Until we meet again...

Sgt. Fabian Landa (Brother)
Port Authority Police Department

July 9, 2018

RIP American Hero

Asst Police Chief Ed Mconnell
OPD

July 9, 2018

AVENUE OF THE FALLEN…

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms,
badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement.
All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home…

This inspiring Poem is by Jim Weaver, retired LAPD Officer and former Idaho Sheriff. It is submitted with his approval, and we firmly feel such ceremonies actually occur in the Heavenly Realm. Visit… ImagineHeaven.net…and may we all gain comfort accordingly as Magnificent Reunions await…

Joe Lanier
A former Asst. Chief with the Jasper Texas PD

July 9, 2018

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

July 9, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 9, 2018

Thank you, sir. You ran the race. You finished well! Rest in peace, sir!

Margaret Scott
Shelby County Supports The Badge, Indiana

July 9, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 9, 2018

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 9, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Lopez. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Lopez Family and the New York City Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

July 9, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Lopez!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

July 9, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office

July 9, 2018

Time for you to rest peacefully brother.
Semper Fi Devil Dog

PO Archevald
NYPD

July 9, 2018

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

July 9, 2018

RIP OFFICER LOPEZ

Msgt. Brian Daigle (Retired)
Louisiana DOC

July 9, 2018

Rest, brother.

PFC Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

July 9, 2018

Rich was a great guy. I had the pleasure of serving with him in the Housing Bureau. Stand up guy. Would give you the shirt of his back. Rest In Peace Rich.

Police Officer(Retired) Michael Healey
NYPD

July 9, 2018

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

July 9, 2018

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the New York City Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 9, 2018

Semper Fi Brother

Sgt Rolf Blum
Combat MP Disabled Vet OEF OIF

July 9, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Lopez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New York City Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

July 9, 2018

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here.

Officer Tommy Thomason
Signal 88 Security

July 9, 2018

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