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Rios, Joe

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Rios, Joe

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

Bio: 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.