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First Name: Burton

Last Name: Lopez

Birthplace: St. Louis, MO, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Date of Birth: 06 July 1964

Date of Death: 25 April 2009

Rank: Master Sergeant

Years Served:
Burton Lopez


Burton Lopez
Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Burton Lopez was born on 6 July 1964 in Saint Louis, MO, the son of Jesse and Virginia Lopez.

Burton served twenty years in the U. S. Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant in 2003.

Lopez joined the Okaloosa County Florida Sheriff's Office on 5 October 2003. Deputy Lopez, along with another Okaloosa County Deputy, was killed in the line-of-duty after being shot by a domestic violence suspect they were attempting to arrest near Crestview in Okaloosa County, FL.

Death and Burial

Deputy Burton Lopez was killed by a gunshot, in the line-of-duty, on 25 April 2009 in Pensacola, FL. He is buried at Heritage Gardens in Niceville, Okaloosa County, FL.

In addition to his wife, Michelle, his children, and mother, Burt is survived by a large and loving family; and a host of friends who will greatly miss his love, caring nature, and wonderful sense of humor.

Honoree ID: 2161   Created by: MHOH




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