Special Officer M. V. Torres

Special Officer M. V. Torres

Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, September 6, 1922

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M. V. Torres

Special Officer M.V. Torres was shot and killed while patrolling the railroad yards in Mingus during a labor dispute.

He was transported to a hospital in Ft. Worth, where he was able to give a statement about the shooting before succumbing to his wounds.

No suspects were ever arrested for his murder.

Special Officer Torres had served with the Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department for over two months. He was buried in San Antonio, Texas.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 2 months, 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

civil unrest, foot patrol

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Officer Torres,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2022

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