Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Joe Rios

  • Rank: Police Officer
  • Serial Number: 24216
  • Division: Hollywood
  • Location: Sunset Blvd and Argyle Ave.
  • Date Killed: Wednesday, January 20, 1993
  • Cause of Death: Epileptic Seizure-result of a injury sustained in the line of duty


Officer Rios succumbed to injuries sustained seven months earlier while on bicycle patrol in the Hollywood area. On May 27, 1992, he struck an automobile which exited a parking lot into his path. Officer Rios sustained a cerebral concussion which contributed to his death eight months later of a massive seizure and cardiac arrest.