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

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."

Copyright © 2020 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.