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Police Officer Jose M. Torres | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Jose M. Torres

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 21, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 13988

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 8/5/1979

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Officer Jose M. Torres was killed when he was struck by an intoxicated, hit-and-run driver.

Officer Torres was investigating an auto accident at an intersection when he was struck by an intoxicated, hit-and-run driver. The offfender was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign.

Officer Torres was critically injured and died of his injuries 15 days after the accident.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
March 19, 2013

 

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