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Officer Reuben Fred Rios, Sr. | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

Officer

Reuben Fred Rios, Sr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Saturday, October 26, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 8592

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Officer Rios was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was conducting traffic control in San Bernardino. He was struck by a drunk driver who entered the area. Officer Rios was thrown onto the hood and windshield and then ejected back onto the roadway.

He had served with the agency for 22 years.

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Anytime an officer goes down in the line of duty my heart is filled with sorrow. I am not in law enforcement but I feel a deep connection with all who wear a badge and serve unconditionally. They serve and sacrifice daily. Officer Rios gave the ultimate sacrifice his life. May God continue to comfort his family and friends and to all of you who wear the badge may God protect as you serve and protect complete strangers. Law enforcement lives matter.

Barry Wallace
November 7, 2016

 

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