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.

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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.

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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