July 28, 2012

Jose Torres - Law Enforcement - Massachusetts

Police Officer Jose Torres, age 53, died in the line of duty on July 26, 2012, in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Jose was a member of the Westfield Police Department. He had 27 years of service. 

Jose was working at a construction site at 7:30 a.m. He was directing traffic when he was struck by a truck working at the site. He was transported to a local hospital where he died 2 hours later. 

Jose was an Army veteran. He was was appointed a reserve police officer in February of 1985 and hired as a full-time patrolman in August of 1985. 

He was twice decorated for heroism during his 27-year police career.

Light a candle for Jose.
Light his way to Heaven.
Police Officials stated that Jose was well-liked and well-respected both in the department and the community. 

Neighbors describe Jose as friendly and caring. 

Town officials describe him as well-known and well-liked with a big smile and a generous personality. 

Comrades said that Jose always saw the positive things in life even during negative or dangerous situations. They said that he was a kind man and a family oriented man. 

Jose is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife, Kara and his two sons - Jay and Christopher. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Let us pray that Jose Torres is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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