Police Officer Victor W. Lopez, age 49, of Round Lake, Illinois, passed away on July 3, 2020, at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He was born on April 18, 1971 to Wilfred and Evelyn (Garcia) Lopez in Chicago, IL.
Friends and family would say that Victor was honest, funny, and humble. So humble, in fact, that he would probably be genuinely surprised that so much effort was being made by his family, friends, and coworkers to plan a memorial for him and show their love and respect for him.
Victor was a man of faith who truly believed in God. In his free time, he loved to play poker with his friends. He was also a big fan of football, softball, and baseball.
Victor proudly served his country in the United States Army, reaching the impressive rank of First Lieutenant and serving in the Military Police before his Honorable Discharge in October 2002. His time in the Army was one of the things that was most special to him.
Another event in Victor’s life that he was very proud of was becoming an officer in the Palatine Police Department. When he was hired, he was very excited to begin his career in law enforcement. He served a distinguished twenty-one year career with the police department, highlighted by many awards and commendations.
He will be remembered for his bright smile and his eagerness to always help others. He held great love for his nephews, Andrew and Jacob, and had so many plans for them when they grew older. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 25th, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm. A private inurnment will be held at East Fox Lake Cemetery and then there will be additional time for fellowship at the Civic Center in Round Lake Beach. Parking for the services will be available in the Round Lake Beach Metra Station parking lot.
In accordance with public gathering restrictions, attendees are expected to wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Victor on his tribute wall.