Longtime Chicago OEMC employee, Guadalupe 'Lupe' Lopez, dies from COVID-19

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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"Lupe Lopez was a voice of security and reassurance. Our heartfelt condolences are with Lupe's family & friends," Chicago police tweeted.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A dispatcher at Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications has died from COVID-19.

For more than 33 years, Guadalupe "Lupe" Lopez was a beloved employee

His family said they are stunned by the loss.

OEMC tweeted the news Monday and said, "Lupe was not only a beloved employee of the OEMC family for over 33 years, but also a wonderful friend to many, including many at the

@Chicago_Police. He will be deeply missed."

The Chicago Police department also extended its condolences to Lopez's family.

They tweeted, in part, "Lupe Lopez was a voice of security and reassurance. Our heartfelt condolences are with Lupe's family & friends."