Calif. ranger dies after patrolling during wildfire
Captain Albert Torres had served on the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department for 40 years
Duty Death: Albert Torres - [Los Angeles, California]
End of Service: 10/12/2019
By PoliceOne Staff
LOS ANGELES — A park ranger died Saturday of a heart attack after working during a major fire.
Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Captain Albert Torres died following a 14-hour shift patrolling parks in the Saddleridge Fire evacuation zones.
CBSLA reports Torres, a 40-year veteran of the department, suffered a heart attack at the department’s headquarters on Friday, just after completing a 14-hour patrol shift. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died the following morning.
Park Ranger Chief Joe Losorelli told CBSLA he did not believe Torres had a history of heart issues.