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Lopez Playground

Luis R. Lopez Memorial map_it

  • Description: Flagstaff on base with relief plaque and two other plaques
  • Materials: Flagstaff--steel; base--Canadian pink granite; plaques--bronze
  • Dimensions: Base H: 9'3"; each (?) plaque H: 1'6"
  • Cast: ca. 1995
  • Dedicated: ca. 1995
  • Foundry: Modern Art Foundry
  • Inscription: Center plaque:
    LUIS REYNALDO LOPEZ / 1957-1993 / THIS PARK IS DEDICATED TO THE / MEMORY OF A MAN WHO GAVE OF / HIMSELF TO MAKE NEW YORK A / SAFER PLACE FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY /

    GROUNDBREAKING MAY 23, 1995 / RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI / MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK / GUY V. MOLINARI / BOROUGH PRESIDENT OF STATEN ISLAND / HENRY J. STERN / COMMISSIONER OF PARKS AND RECREATION / JEROME X. O'DONOVAN / ALFRED C. CERULLO III, JOHN A. FUSCO / MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL /

    Left plaque:
    POLICE OFFICER / 1985-1988 / NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT / BORN JULY 18, 1957 / SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS / MOVED TO STATEN ISLAND, 1968 / GRADUATED FROM MCKEE HIGH SCHOOL / ST. GEORGE, STATEN ISLAND, 1975 / MARRIED NELLIE GONZALEZ, 1980 / CHILDREN - LUIS JR. AND ERNESTINA /

    Right plaque:
    DETECTIVE / 1988-1993 / NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT / ROOKIE OF THE YEAR / AWARDED BY STATEN ISLAND / COMMUNITY BOARD #1, 1987 / POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR / AWARDED BY STATEN ISLAND / CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 1989 / MEDAL OF HONOR / AWARDED FOR EXTRAORDINARY / BRAVERY BY NYPD, 1995 / KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY / IN THE WAR AGAINST NARCOTICS / ON MARCH 10, 1993 /

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