Police Officer I Ricardo J. Torres

Police Officer I Ricardo J. Torres

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 13, 1998

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Ricardo J. Torres

Police Officer Ricardo Torres was killed in an automobile crash on Cedar Grove Road while en route to a call involving an armed subject at approximately 5:30 am.

He was thrown from the vehicle when it left the roadway and struck a fixed object.

Officer Torres had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, and mother.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 1988

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Hello Bro!!!! It never crossed my mind to leave a reflection here until today. But that doesnt mean you arent an ever present part of my heart.

In the academy, you were usually right in front of me during our formations and I still remember you flipping me the bird while in the position of parade rest, after I teased you about something. Like Bert calling you unruly for the thick mustache extending over your top lip. Lolol.

After graduation, you and I were the only two in the entire class to get sent to morning watch (11p-7a). We were both supposed to go to South but I got pulled last minute to go to East. We would often KDT (mobile data terminal) each other during the night because cell phones werent common then. Being rookies, it was calming having a classmate to chat with.

On that tragic night you left us, East radio switched over to South radio as was done every night around 3 or 4am. I remember the call you were dispatched to and the last time hearing your voice as you cleared that call. It was unnerving when they tried to locate you. And once they did, the shocking announcement and eventual 10-42 (end of shift) given by radio was even more shocking. I immediately went to a classmates home to inform him and broke down crying upon doing so. I also remember accompanying Chief Burgess and other staff in breaking the news to Mrs Torres. I will never forget that day and will never be able to imagine the pain she endured.

I am indeed late leaving my reflection. But let me say this. For months after you passed, I was seriously hurting inside. I kept your picture in my unit whenever on duty, always thought about you, and frequently visited your grave site. Even in my final year before retiring in 2021, I still visited your grave site and paid my respects. That wont be my last visit either. You will always be in my heart and never ever forgotten bro. Love you! 5-6!

Retired Jamil Favors
Dekalb Co. Police Dept. 56th Academy

November 22, 2022

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