Chiefs’ Harrison Butker Gives Jersey to Parade Shooting Victim to Be Buried In

Harrison Butker (Cooper Neill_Getty Images)
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Lisa Lopez-Galvan, who was killed at last week’s shooting during the Chiefs Super Bowl parade in Kansas City, will be laid to rest wearing the jersey of her favorite player, Harrison Butker.

And the jersey is being provided by Butker himself.

Lopez-Galvan was wearing a Butker jersey when she tragically lost her life last Wednesday in a hail of gunfire that left more than two dozen victims. Lopez-Galvan’s husband wanted his wife to be buried in her favorite player’s jersey.

A family member took to social media in search of a white #7 Harrison Butker jersey for the burial.

“#ChiefsKingdom I need your help… the son of Lisa Lopez-Galvan wants his mom to be put to rest in a white @buttkicker7 jersey .. the same she wore the day of the parade. We can’t find them anywhere … anyone have any idea where we can look?”

That post has been deleted, but it was online long enough to be noticed by the NFL’s official retailer and someone who knows Chiefs’ Chaplain Father Richard Rocha.

That got the wheels turning, and eventually, Butker became aware of the family’s request. Not long after, Butker sent a jersey to the family.

Joshua Kalu of the Tennessee Titans blocks a game tying field goal attempt at the end of the game by Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs at...

Joshua Kalu #46 of the Tennessee Titans blocks a game-tying field goal attempt at the end of the game by Harrison Butker #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Nissan Stadium on November 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Like Lopez-Galvan, Butker is a devout Catholic and spoke about their shared faith in a statement.

“My wife Isabelle and I are heartbroken by the murder of Lisa due to degenerate violence,” Butker said. “Murder is a sin that cries out to God for vengeance and I pray the men involved in this tragedy will be brought to justice. Hearing that she was a fan of my outspokenness for our shared Catholic Faith makes this even more personal. I am honored to provide a jersey to the family for her to wear. While the family is mourning their loss and grappling with their numerous injuries, I will continue to pray for their healing and the repose of Lisa’s soul.”

A GoFundMe has been started to help Lopez-Galvan’s family through the tragedy. The fund got a boost from fellow Chiefs fan Taylor Swift, who donated $100,000 to the effort, shattering the $75,000 goal the family had initially set.

As of this writing, the fund has exceeded $379,000.


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