CHICAGO (CBS) — COVID-19 complications have claimed the life of a beloved Chicago 911 dispatcher.
Guadalupe “Lupe” Lopez spent 33 years helping save lives at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards described Lopez as a voice of security and reassurance for Chicago Police officers. The OEMC called him a “wonderful friend to many,” including many at the CPD.
RIP: Guadalupe “Lupe” Lopez – a voice of security and reassurance – for CPD Officers. A dispatcher of the highest regard. He died today from COVID-19 complication. His 33 years of service to the Office of Emergency Management won’t be forgotten. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/0xCLh5DSGS
— Brad Edwards (@tvbrad) November 17, 2020
Late Monday, a long line of Chicago Police officers drove past Lopez’s home with their lights on in tribute to their fallen colleague and friend.
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