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Deputy Sheriff Joaquin De La Torre | Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Joaquin De La Torre

Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, November 10, 1855

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/10/1855

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Lynched

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Deputy De La Torre, Deputy Jim Beckwith and Deputy Charles Layton were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for murdering two other people. The suspect was captured by a mob and lynched.

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Deputy Sheriff Charles Layton
Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, November 10, 1855
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Jim Beckwith
Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, November 10, 1855
Cause: Gunfire

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I am surprised and honored that this memorial exists. My family is grateful for such thoughtful words and sentiments. Deputy Sherriff Joaquin de la Torre, has not, and will not, be forgotten. Thank you all for this memorial for a distant relative.

Jill Lomeli (de la Torre)
Distant relative
June 12, 2012

 

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