Captain Albert E. Torres

Captain Albert E. Torres

Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Albert E. Torres

Captain Albert Torres suffered a fatal heart attack while patrolling areas affected by the Saddleridge Fire, a wildfire covering over 8,000 acres that destroyed more than 20 homes and prompted mandatory evacuations of 100,000 residents in the area.

He had completed a 14-hour shift of patrolling parks and remote areas in the evacuation zone in the San Fernando Valley. He reported back to the command center at Hansen Dam before returning to park headquarters in Griffith Park. He collapsed after telling other rangers he did not feel well. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following morning.

Captain Torres had served with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 67
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, October 11, 2019


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Rest in peace Albert.

Thank you for your years of service to the City of Los Angeles and the Park Rangers. We have many memories over the years working on different assignments . Your tireless efforts will be greatly missed.

Rest easy my friend.

Sergeant Carl D. Holmes
City of Los Angeles Park Rangers

June 3, 2023

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