Ricardo J. Lopez, St. Petersburg Detective
The St. Petersburg Police Department announced that their Detective, Ricardo J. Lopez, is the 2013 recipient of the Ned March/Bud Purdy Award. This award is presented each year to a police officer or police sergeant who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments during his or her law enforcement career at the department.
Detective Lopez, the first Hispanic selected for this significant award, credits his parents for instilling in him the virtues of family, integrity, education, hard work and self-achievement. Congratulations Detective Lopez.