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. 


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Park Ranger Chief Joe Losorelli told CBSLA he did not believe Torres had a history of heart issues. 

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