On October 24th, this association was extremely heartbroken to learn that another PPOA member has died in the line of duty. Sergeant Alfonso “Al” Lopez, assigned to Compton Station, had 26 years of dedicated service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He left the station early this morning to provide help in a stolen vehicle pursuit and was involved in a single vehicle traffic collision. Sgt. Lopez was found unconscious and non-responsive in his patrol car. Despite CPR from responding deputies, he could not be revived.
As all of you know, hearts are still very heavy for the LASD family – as Sgt. Lopez is the second department member and PPOA member (Sgt. Steve Owen was killed on Oct. 5th) to die in the line of duty this month. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children and his many colleagues and friends on the department.