Chiefs K Harrison Butker 'honored' to send jersey to parade shooting victim for funeral

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker sent one of his jerseys to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan at the requests of her relatives so the beloved Tejano DJ can be laid to rest wearing the jersey of her favorite player.

Lopez-Galvan, 43, was shot and killed following the Chiefs' Super Bowl parade celebration near Kansas City's historic Union Station on Wednesday. Lopez-Galvan, who wore a white Butker jersey to the parade, attended with several relatives before she was gunned down in a shooting that wounded more than 20 other people.

Her family wanted to bury Lopez-Galvan in a white No. 7 Butker jersey, the same one she wore to the Super Bowl parade, but they couldn't locate a replica of the jersey. A family member, under the social media handle @SkyWalkerKCMO, sent out a plea to #ChiefsKingdom on X (formerly Twitter) for help and shared a photo of Lopez-Galvan the day of the parade shooting.

The now-deleted social media post quickly spread, drawing responses from Fanatics before getting the attention of Butker himself. "I am honored to provide a jersey to the family for her to wear," Butker said in a statement obtained by The Kansas City Star.

@SkyWalkerKCMO confirmed on X Monday that Butker "came through w the jersey." In another post, he added, "#ChiefsKingdom always gets it done."

Butker kicked a 57-yard field goal to give him the longest made field goal in Super Bowl history in the Chiefs' win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58. He said he was "heartbroken" by news of the parade shooting and bonded with Lopez-Galvan over their shared faith.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (7) kicks a field in the fourth quarter.
Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (7) kicks a field in the fourth quarter.

“My wife Isabelle and I are heartbroken by the murder of Lisa due to degenerate violence,” Butker said in his statement. “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... 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 soul.”

Butker is not the only Chiefs player to show support to the victims of the Super Bowl parade shooting. Last week, quarterback Patrick Mahomes visited young victims at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

"Just like #ChiefsKingdom has always been there for me and my family, we want to be there for them," Mahomes wrote on social media on Friday afternoon.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Chiefs' Harrison Butker sends jersey to parade shooting victim