Long time Los Angeles Park Ranger and former Acting Chief Albert Torres died from a heart attack, Saturday, October 12. On Friday, Captain Torres worked a 14-hour shift patrolling the areas affected by the Saddleridge Fire before he collapsed at LAPR headquarters at the Griffith Park Visitor Center.
Captain Torres was a huge supporter of the Sign and taught us about the importance of protecting wildlife in the area. He helped us numerous times in the past and always responded immediately to calls for assistance. He shall be missed, and we send sympathy to Vicki and the Rec and Parks family. Click here to read more about his impressive 40 year career.