The Nassau County Police Department held a ceremony dedicating the bridge on Jamaica Avenue crossing over the Cross Island Parkway the "Police Officer Arthur Lopez Memorial Bridge.”
It’s near the spot where Officer Lopez was killed in the line of duty on October 23, 2012. The ceremony took place at the memorial tree site on Jamaica Avenue and 241st Street in Bellerose.
Police Officer Arthur Lopez was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 241st Street and Jamaica Avenue.
Officer Lopez had served with the Nassau County Police Department for eight years and was assigned to the Emergency Services Unit.