Deputy Sheriff Joaquin De La Torre

Deputy Sheriff Joaquin De La Torre

Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 10, 1855

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Joaquin De La Torre

Deputy De La Torre, Deputy Jim Beckwith and Deputy Charles Layton were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for murdering two other people. The suspect was captured by a mob and lynched.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched

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Joaquin:
Thanks for your sacrifice and bravery that faithful day. Your service to the citizens of Monterey County is appreciated. Monterey County is a beautiful place--I visit there often. You are not forgotten.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno, Nv.) & NVDPS

November 10, 2021

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