Officer Franklin Torres

Officer Franklin Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Sunday, November 11, 1990

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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 11, 2009

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