Officer Vidal Lopez BBQ Benefit

Published March 6, 2023

Author Juventino Castro

Vidal Abel Lopez, 42, of Houston, Texas,

passed away on December 12, 2022.

Senior Police Officer Vidal Abel Lopez was born in Houston, Texas on November 9, 1980. He married Maritza Barrueta Lopez on June 14, 2014, and were married for 8 and 1/2 years.

Vidal loved to travel and was adventurous. He also had a great love of learning. Vidal dedicated 20 years of his life to the City of Houston, serving as a Houston Police Officer. He was a faithful member of the Universal Church,and was constantly involved in outreach activities within the community. He helped establish the prison ministry and was proud of this work. More importantly Vidal had a heart of gold. He always lent a helping hand out to those in need. Even beyond death, Vidal is still helping others. He not only was an organ donor, but also donated his tissue. Above being an amazing husband, son, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend – he was a God-fearing man. Vidal had a special way of impacting everyone who crossed paths with him.

Vidal is survived by his wife, Maritza Lopez, his unborn daughter Emma Lopez, his father Adalberto Lopez, his mother Teresa Raquel Lopez, and his older brother Adalberto Lopez Jr. and younger brother Hector Lopez.

A benefit will be held in honor for Senior Police Officer Vidal Lopez on Friday, May 5, 2023, at HPOU building from 11am-2pm located at 1600 State Street, Houston, Texas, 77007. All proceeds will go to Lopez family.

Silent and Live Auctions will be conducted at the benefit. Food plates, raffle tickets, and T-shirts are being sold prior to and during the day of the benefit. For more details, please contact HPD Officers J. Castro (281)787-1900, B. Reyes (832)274-3491, A. Flowers (281)536-8805.