SAN LUIS VALLEY — Emily Lopez, Rio Grande Co. Sheriff’s Office, was named the Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year. She was chosen through the SLV RETAC for the EMSAC (Emergency Medical Services Association of Colo.)
Lopez has been involved in law enforcement for more than nine years as an officer and as a dispatcher. Emily’s dedication to the community and fellow first responders is immeasurable. Emily dispatches for the Rio Grande County Sheriff’s office and has dispatched for the Colorado State Patrol. During an MCI and during a “simple call” everyone will see her professional, calm, empathetic and focused. Folks will witness Emily whether she is at work or off the clock being a positive, extremely supportive, selfless, and an organized person. Honesty and integrity are important to Emily.
“The world would be a much better place if people chose to emulate the attributes that have been used to describe me. It is an honor in just knowing that I was nominated to receive this award,” said Emily.
Her community is safer and better because of Emily Lopez.