Police Officer Joe Rios

Police Officer Joe Rios

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1993

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Joe Rios

Officer Joe Rios succumbed to injuries sustained eight months earlier while on bicycle patrol on Sunset Boulevard.

The accident occurred on May 27, 1992, when an automobile exited a parking lot into his path. Officer Rios was able to return to duty six months later, but suffered a cerebral concussion which contributed to his death on January 20, 1993.

Officer Rios, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 24216
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Bicycle accident
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 27, 1992

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Tio Joe,
I pray for you, Irma and the kids (lol adults now) daily. Last week we had a guest speaker at the all boys Catholic School I work at in Anaheim. The guest speaker mention a 21 year career with LAPD and various jobs since then. In my heart I knew he must have been in LAPD during your 10 year tour. So I waited around to speak to him and low and behold, he retired LAPD, Andrew Wunderlich was in your academy class. What a small world tio. He made me smile when he explained he memories of you as being such a funny guy and a great classmate!

Gracie Ojeda-Masterson

May 6, 2018

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