Officer Franklin Torres

Officer Franklin Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Sunday, November 11, 1990

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Franklin Torres

Sergeant Franklin Torres was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he was changing a tire on his patrol car.

Sergeant Torres and his partner drove down the Baldorioty de Castro Avenue in Santurce when his patrol car blew a tire. While stopped in the emergency lane to fix the tire, a vehicle driven by drunk driver rear-ended the patrol car, throwing both sergeant Torres and his partner from the car. Sergeant Torres was transported to the Rio Piedras Medical Center where he died days later. His partner survived with injuries. The driver who caused the accident had .24 percent alcohol level in the blood, when the limit is .08 percent.

Sergeant Franklin Torres served the Puerto Rico Police Department, where he was assigned to Precinct 366 Loiza Street.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Torres,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 11, 2020

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