PRESCOTT, ARIZONA – (June 29, 2022) – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Sergeant who was killed in the line of duty last evening will have his patrol vehicle on display in front of the Yavapai Fallen Officer’s Memorial on the Prescott Courthouse Plaza on Gurley Street. The Yavapai Fallen Officer Memorial was created and dedicated last May to honor those that gave their lives in the service of law enforcement. The memorial has the fallen officers names inscribed on a permanent plaque for posterity. Sgt. Lopez’s name will be added as the first member of the YCSO in 49 years.
“I was just speaking a few weeks ago at our Yavapai Fallen Officers remembrance event.” said Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes. “I never expected I would be inscribing the name of one of my own onto the memorial plaque. His name will now live on with all those that we have pledged to never forget”.
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The public is welcome to visit and pay their respects to Sergeant Rick “RLo” Lopez at the Court House Plaza, where an impromptu memorial has been started by members of our community.