Riverside, Riverside Sheriff’s Captain Herman Lopez and his wife Riverside County Deputy Sheriff and RSA Board Secretary Alicia Lopez issued the following statement regarding the death of their son, United States Marine Corps Corporal Hunter Lopez. Please note that information on the services for Hunter are still pending.
“Last week, we received the news that no parent wants to receive; our dear son, United States Marine Corps Corporal Hunter Lopez, was killed along with 12 others during the U.S. led evacuation effort at the Kabul airport.
Our family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and condolences we’ve received in the wake of Hunter’s sudden passing. We want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation in the name of Hunter and the family, prayed, or reached out to us during one of the most challenging times in our lives. Please know that Hunter wore the United States Marnie uniform with love and pride, and it is very apparent that the community will never forget his sacrifice and our family.
We are grateful to those who have paid tribute to Hunter by sending us bouquets of flowers, posting so many heartfelt messages on social media, or otherwise sharing in our sadness as well as the celebration of his short but incredible life. We wish we could thank all of you individually, but that would be nearly impossible, as there has been an overwhelming amount of people helping us. Whether checking on us, praying, making donations in Hunter’s honor, we will forever be thankful for all of you.
So many people told us that they couldn’t find the right words to express their sympathy. We, likewise, realized that there were no words to express our deep level of appreciation adequately. We have only two words for everyone: Thank You. “