Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (5th left) Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, Hempstead Town Councilman Bruce Blakeman and PBA President James Carver paid tribute to slain Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez at a dedication ceremony on what would have been Officer Arthur Lopez’s 33rd birthday.
October 23, 2012 Officer Lopez was murdered while attempting to arrest a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 241st Street and Jamaica Avenue. A second victim, union construction worker Raymond Facey of Brooklyn was killed by the same gunman within minutes of Officer Lopez.
While the family of Police Officer Arthur Lopez, and Raymond Facey’s widow June looked on, members of the Nassau County Police Department unveiled the sign renaming the Bellerose Terrace overpass on Jamaica Avenue and 241st Street “Police Officer Arthur Lopez Memorial Bridge.”
“Each and every day we strive to ensure that Police Officer Lopez’s memory is not forgotten. Arthur Lopez lived his life to the fullest and with the highest degree of respect for every person who crossed his path,” remarked County Executive Mangano. “It is my honor to join you all today in order to celebrate the life and the heroic actions of Nassau County’s hero, Arthur Lopez.”