Nov 6, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News
An Ohio detective who was shot twice in the face while serving a drug-related warrant on Monday has died, police said Thursday.
“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Det. Jorge Del Rio who succumbed to a line of duty injury today,” the Dayton Police Department tweeted.
“Earlier today at Grandview Hospital, Det. Del Rio acted to save lives through the generous gift of organ donation.”
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.
Details on funeral services to come pic.twitter.com/au6xeuSj4l
— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) November 7, 2019
Del Rio, a 30-year veteran of the department, was shot while working with a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force, Police Chief Richard Biehl had said.
He was on life support in “grave condition” and had suffered injuries “that are tragically not survivable,” police had said.
(Dayton police chief announces an injured law enforcement officer. Courtesy of NBC4 WCMH-TV Columbus and YouTube. Posted on Nov 4, 2019.)
Dayton police said detectives had knocked and announced themselves as law enforcement officers before entering a home Monday just before 7 p.m.
Del Rio was shot in the face as he started to go down basement stairs, police said.
A fellow officer rushed him to a hospital because his injuries were so severe, according to investigators.
No one else was injured. Police said four adults and a juvenile were “secured at the scene.”
The four adults were being held on felony drug charges.
(Dayton police chief announces death of detective DelRio. Courtesy of NBC4 WCMH-TV Columbus and YouTube. Posted on Nov 7, 2019.)
Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dayton Detective Del Rio, both blood and blue. Thank you for your bravery in serving the citizens of Ohio, with pride and distinction. You will not be forgotten.
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