Hundreds gather in Prescott to honor fallen Yavapai County Deputy Rick Lopez
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A memorial service was held Wednesday afternoon for Yavapai County Sheriff Sgt. Rick “RLo” Lopez, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last week in Cordes Lake. The service took place at 1 p.m. at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.
Sgt. Lopez was shot outside a home in Cordes Lake last Tuesday afternoon, June 28. Investigators say deputies had been in the area trying to serve papers to the man who lived there for previous threats against law enforcement. Lopez was flown to a Phoenix hospital but died a short time later. After an hours-long standoff, 61-year-old Robert McDowell was arrested and has since been charged with first-degree murder.
Sgt. Lopez leaves behind a wife and two children, and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is still accepting donations to benefit his family. Here’s information on how to donate.
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