Police Officer Joe Rios

Police Officer Joe Rios

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1993

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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Officer Rios,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 20, 2018

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