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Donate blood in honor of Officer Lopez, Jr.

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Posted at 4:25 AM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 06:25:13-05

The family of an officer shot in the line of duty is asking the public to donate blood in his honor.

Denver Police officer Tony Lopez, Jr., was conducting a routine traffic stop on Federal Boulevard near 38th Avenue on Tuesday when he was shot by a suspect, leaving the officer for dead on the street. 

It was thanks to quick-thinking paramedics that Officer Lopez, Jr., was able to survive. A fellow officer also helped by placing a tourniquet on Lopez, Jr., in order to stop him from bleeding out. 

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