Jim McDonnell, Sheriff of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department in California sadly reports the death of Sergeant Alfonso Lopez.

Sergeant Lopez, 47, was working his day shift and overheard on the radio that deputies were involved in a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. Sergeant Lopez responded from the Compton Station and drove toward the location of the pursuit.

Shortly after Sergeant Lopez left the station, a citizen came into the lobby of the station and reported that a patrol vehicle had crashed near by and that the driver was unresponsive. Deputies responded to the location and discovered Sergeant Lopez.

It was believed that Sergeant Lopez suffered a medical emergency and medical assistance was provided to Sergeant Lopez including CPR. He was transported to St. Francis Medical Center where he later passed away.

Sergeant Lopez was a twenty six year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. He was assigned to the Compton Station for the past year. He had previously served in the Special Victims Unit specializing in child sexual abuse cases. He is survived by his wife and two adult children.

Sergeant Alfonso Lopez-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Monday, October 24, 2016.

Graphic done by Rose Borisow GraFX

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