The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has released plans for the procession and burial of Marine Corporal Hunter Lopez, one of the US soldiers killed in the attack in Kabul.
Kpl. Lopez is from Indio and is the son of Captain Herman Lopez of the Riverside County Sheriff and Deputy Alicia Lopez.
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The sheriff’s department announced that Cpl. Lopez will be flown home and reunited with his family to be honored and buried starting September 16.
The procession for Cpl. Lopez takes place on Thursday, September 16. The start is scheduled for approximately 5:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn at 69855 E Ramon Road in Cathedral City.
The procession passes the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at 73705 Gerald Ford Drive, where the public is welcome to line the streets in support. It ends at St. Francis of Assisi at 47225 Washington Street, La Quinta.
on Friday 17th SeptemberAnother procession is supposed to start at 9 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi, where it will pass the schools of Cpl. Hunter Lopez attended.
- Amelia Earhart Elementary School: 45250 Dune Palms Road, Indio
- John Glenn Middle School: 79655 Miles Avenue, Indio
- La Quinta High School: 79255 Blackhawk Way, La Quinta
At the end of this procession, Lopez will return to St. Francis of Assisi, where the public can take a tour from 12:00 to 19:00.
A memorial service is scheduled to be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, September 18 The service starts at 11:00 a.m.
The Oasis room in the convention center will be open to the public for viewing the ceremony on media screens as per COVID regulations and occupancy requirements.
Public parking spaces are located on Avenida Caballeros.
There is a maximum capacity of 1,000 public members and masks are required in the convention center.
At the end of the service, a procession will travel to Riverside National Cemetery at Van Buren Boulevard 22495 in Riverside, where Corporal Hunter Lopez will be buried.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages those wishing to pay tribute to be informed of these processional maps and routes.
“We ask the public to stay on sidewalks and off the streets for their own safety and the procession. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of allied authorities, will block / divert traffic at all intersections and high-traffic areas. ”Reads a message from Sheriff’s Dept.
Travelers are requested to use alternative routes for all regular travel during these three days and periods.
Stay tuned to News Channel 3 for more on the Cpl memorial. Hunter Lopez.