Jorge Del Rio Biography
Dayton police Det. Jorge Del Rio has passed away, according to Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl.
His death was announced during a brief press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Del Rio, a 30-year veteran of the department, was shot while working with a task force from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), police chief Richard Biehl had said.
He was on life support in “serious condition” and had suffered injuries “that tragically are not survivable,” police said.
Dayton police said detectives called and announced themselves as law enforcement officers before entering a house on Monday just before 7 p.m.
Del Rio was shot in the face when he started down the basement stairs, police said.
A fellow police officer took him to a hospital because his injuries were very serious, according to investigators.
No one else was injured. Police said four adults and a minor were “insured at the scene.” The four adults were arrested for serious drug offenses.
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Det. Jorge Del Rio who succumbed to a line of duty injury today November 7, 2019. Earlier today at Grandview Hospital, Det. Del Rio acted to save lives through the generous gift of organ donation.
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— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) November 7, 2019
Jorge Del Rio Age
He was 55 years old.
Jorge Del Rio Family
Del Rio is survived by his wife, five daughters, three granddaughters and another grandchild on the way, Biehl said.
Jorge Del Rio Death
Del Rio was shot twice and critically injured Monday evening while serving a drug-related warrant as part of a DEA task force.
“His work had impact regionally, nationally, and international,” Biehl said during a press conference Tuesday. “He was that good at what he did. He loved what he did.”