Police Officer Joe Rios

Police Officer Joe Rios

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1993

Joe Rios

Officer Joe Rios succumbed to injuries sustained eight months earlier while on bicycle patrol on Sunset Boulevard.

The accident occurred on May 27, 1992, when an automobile exited a parking lot into his path. Officer Rios was able to return to duty six months later, but suffered a cerebral concussion which contributed to his death on January 20, 1993.

Officer Rios, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 24216
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Bicycle accident
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 27, 1992

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Tio Joe,
I pray for you, Irma and the kids (lol adults now) daily. Last week we had a guest speaker at the all boys Catholic School I work at in Anaheim. The guest speaker mention a 21 year career with LAPD and various jobs since then. In my heart I knew he must have been in LAPD during your 10 year tour. So I waited around to speak to him and low and behold, he retired LAPD, Andrew Wunderlich was in your academy class. What a small world tio. He made me smile when he explained he memories of you as being such a funny guy and a great classmate!
xoxo

Gracie Ojeda-Masterson
Niece

May 6, 2018

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