Remembering Capt. Albert Torres

Park Rangers honor late Capt. Albert Torres with a plaque.

Rec and Parks: A ceremony was held June 16 for Rec and Parks to honor longtime Ranger Capt. Albert Torres with a plaque in the courtyard outside the Griffith Park Ranger Station and Visitor Center.

Albert, a Club Member with more than 40 years of City service, collapsed Oct. 11, 2019 at the Griffith Park Ranger Station after patrolling City parks in the San Fernando Valley impacted by the Saddle Ridge fire. He died the next morning of a heart attack. City flags flew at half-staff after he died.

He was a husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his daughter, Elizabeth; and son, Brian. Albert had been featured in Alive! numerous times, including on the cover twice.

Many members of his family, former colleagues and friends attended the plaque event.