Statement from Mayor Phil Goode Regarding the Loss of A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy In the Line of Duty

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Richard Lopez, in the line of duty yesterday, on June 28th.  I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Lopez, to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and the entire law enforcement community. I am sure that the rest of the Council and staff join me in mourning this tragic loss.

On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the Granite Mountain Hotshots tragedy, a loss like this reminds us of the sacrifices our first responders make every day, putting their lives on the line to protect the Citizens of Yavapai County.”