- Andy Reid paid tribute to Lisa López-Galván after her death in a shooting at a parade
- Reid also said that “we can solve a lot of problems” with “a little togetherness and love.”
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Andy Reid paid tribute to Lisa López-Galván after her death in the Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting and insisted “that’s not what Kansas City is about.”
López-Galván, a Kansas City-area DJ, was killed on Feb. 14 when she was shot during a celebration of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory near Union Station.
Along with her husband and young son, the 43-year-old joined an estimated crowd of one million people for the parade and rally after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers days earlier.
As the festivities ended, a dispute over what authorities described as the belief that people in one group were staring at those in another group led to gunshots.
Two men are charged with his death and two juveniles face firearms charges.
Andy Reid paid tribute to Lisa López-Galván after her death at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade
López-Galván was shot and killed while celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory in the Super Bowl.
Speaking at the NFL scouting combine on Tuesday, Reid opened his media duties by paying tribute to López-Galván’s family before sending a message to the people of Kansas City.
The 65-year-old said: ‘Before we start, I just want to thank the López-Galván family for their loss with Lisa and the people of Kansas City.
‘You know, she had a personality there and, first and foremost, a very good human being and we will all miss her as I know her family will.
That’s not what Kansas City is about. To our youth of America as we gather, you are our future and no matter how great we can make this place, we want to.
“We can turn this negative into a positive with just a little togetherness and love, we can solve a lot of problems here.”
He continued: ‘The law enforcement people were incredible during the situation.
“We had them from all over and they immediately jumped in to cover you and make sure everyone was safe as best they could with a million people there.
‘I thought they handled everything tremendously. Not just from my point of view, but I had an overview of everything that was happening. I thought they were great.’
López Galván (left) was killed when a shooting occurred at the Feb. 14 parade celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory in Super Bowl LVIII.
Last week, López-Galván was remembered during a 90-minute service attended by hundreds of mourners.
With his casket near the front of the Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Mourners, some wearing Chiefs jerseys, also listened to a mariachi band play and sing.
Players and celebrities alike have reached out to his family. Pop superstar Taylor Swift, who is often in the stands during Chiefs games because she is dating tight end Travis Kelce, donated $100,000 to López-Galván’s family.
And because she was wearing a jersey of Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker at the celebration, he responded to requests on social media seeking help to obtain a similar jersey, possibly so the mother of two could lounge around in it. .
“As the family mourns their loss and deals with their many wounds, I will continue to pray for their healing and the repose of Lisa’s soul,” Butker said in a statement.
Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said the parade “was a tragic, heartbreaking day for us.”
Chiefs general manager Brett Veach also opened his segment of the press conference by paying his own tribute.
He added: ‘I would definitely like to start by offering our thoughts and prayers to Lisa López-Galván, her family, all the families that were affected on the day of the parade.
‘It was certainly a tragic and heartbreaking day for us. Our organization has been in contact with the families and we will continue to do so and be a pillar of support for them now and in the future.
‘Speaking of support, I want to thank the first responders that day, the men and women in uniform for their support and really everyone who that day showed their guidance in a difficult time.
“Numerous accounts and stories from players, really proud of those guys for the work they did and the calmness they showed.”