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Corp Victor Antonio Lozada, Sr

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Corp Victor Antonio Lozada, Sr

  • Birth 31 Jan 1959 México, Mexico
  • Death 22 Feb 2008 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Garden of Honor
  • Memorial ID 24958828

IN THE LINE OF DUTY:

Senior Corporal Victor Lozada-Tirado
Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, February 22, 2008
Age: NA
Years on The Job: 20
Badge Number: 5761
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Senior Corporal Victor Lozada-Tirado was killed in a motorcycle accident while providing a dignitary escort for a United States Senator who was a candidate for President.

The motorcade was traveling on Houston Street when Corporal Lozada-Tirado's motorcycle struck a curb and crashed. He was transported to Methodist Central Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Corporal Lozada-Tirado had served with the Dallas Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.
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OBITUARY:

LOZADA SR.,, VICTOR ANTONIO Born January 31, 1959 in Mexico City, Mexico and passed away on February 22, 2008 in Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Pablo Lozada Sr. and sister, Maria de Jesus Montes.

He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa Lozada; 4 children, Victor Antonio Lozada Jr., Lisa Anne Lozada, Stephanie Andrea Lozada, David Alexander Lozada; mother, Josefina Lozada; 5 sisters, 1 brother, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Victor is loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 29, 2008 at Prestonwood Baptist Church 6801 W Park Blvd; Plano, TX 75093 with interment following at Restland Memorial Park.

Restland 972-238-7111 www.restlandfuneralhome.com

Published in the Dallas Morning News on 2/26/2008.
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FUNERAL - 2/29/2008:

Victor Lozada Jr. sang an echoing, perfect-pitch performance of "Ave Maria" on Friday to honor his father, a Dallas police officer who died while escorting the motorcade of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The 22-year-old, who studies classical singing at the University of North Texas, drew applause when he shared a favorite bit of wisdom from his father.

"Please remember to do what makes you happy," he said to the 4,500 mourners who packed Plano's Prestonwood Baptist Church to honor his father Senior Cpl. Victor Lozada.

Senior Cpl. Lozada died Feb. 22 as he escorted Mrs. Clinton's motorcade to an Oak Cliff rally.

Mrs. Clinton, was among the mourners who paid respects Friday to the husband and father of four who had been a Dallas police officer for 20 years. He was 49.

Cpl. Lozada joined the motorcycle unit a little over a month ago after many years driving a Chevy Camaro in the traffic unit . He had been a community policing officer before that.

His colleagues remembered him with words and song at Friday's service.

Dallas police Senior Cpl. Robert Garcia spoke of the long hours of hard work put in by his friend and former partner.

"He did it for you, Theresa. He did it for you Victor Jr., Lisa, Stephanie, David," he said, addressing the fallen officer's wife and children.

He closed his remarks with a final sign-off for Cpl. Lozada: "Dallas police badge 5761 on the double six, end of tour for the last time."

The service ended shortly before 1 p.m., as officers dressed in navy blue filed past the coffin. Many saluted as they passed; others made the sign of the cross over their chests.

Earlier Friday morning, a procession of police motorcycles and cruisers set out from Fair Park in Dallas to the Plano church.

Traffic along the route came to a halt to make way for the procession, which inlcuded officers from from as far as Baltimore and New Orleans. Also included in the procession were a handful of low riders, including a Dallas police cruiser once driven by Cpl. Lozada in an effort to reach out to teens, the hood emblazoned with an airbrush painting of his badge.

Plano police advised the public that local roads would be closed Friday afternoon as the procession moved from the church to Restland Cemetery in Dallas.

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Special thanks to JUDY L. for sponsoring this memorial.

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  • Created by: Joyce Vaughan
  • Added: 29 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24958828
  • JUDY L.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Victor Antonio Lozada, Sr (31 Jan 1959–22 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24958828, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joyce Vaughan (contributor 46610630) .