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For Immediate Release:
August 23, 2022

Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on Death of Mt. Vernon
Police Officer Ivan Lopez

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following statement upon learning of the death of Officer Ivan Lopez of the Mt. Vernon Police Department of Mobile County on Monday night.

“It is with sadness that we receive word of the loss of another in Alabama’s law enforcement community. Officer Ivan Lopez of the Mt. Vernon Police Department succumbed to his injuries after his patrol car was struck by a vehicle which reportedly crossed the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 36 at a high rate of speed, ignoring a stop sign. Officer Lopez was about to end his shift and was traveling home in his police vehicle at the time of the accident which occurred at approximately 7:30 pm in Summerdale in Baldwin County.

“Officer Lopez’s passing marks the ninth Alabama law enforcement death in 2022 and we believe the first line of duty death for the Mt. Vernon Police Department. I join all Alabama law enforcement in mourning the loss of Officer Lopez and in offering condolences to his family and colleagues.”

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