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- Michael M. Torres
- Michael M. Torres Funeral
Detective Michael M. Torres lost his battle with cancer on June 10, 2008. Michael was born on November 12, 1968, in Albuquerque, NM. Michael graduated from Parkland High School in 1986 and then attended the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1992, Michael became a proud member of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. He began his law enforcement career in the County Jail. In 1994, Michael promoted to Deputy and patrolled the Upper Valley for several years while also becoming a SWAT member. In 1998, Michael promoted to Detective and was later assigned to the Special Operations Division where he continued to serve until a couple of weeks before his passing. Michael also took great pride in coaching for the Northeast Raiders Football Team for approximately 5 years. He was survived by his wife, Rae E. Torres; his children, Anthony R. Torres and Jadyn N. Torres; his mother, Marylou Torres; his brother, Antonio Torres; his sister, Teresa R. Contreras, as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and extended family at the El Paso Sheriff's Office.
- Letter from Rea Torres (wife)
- During this time of great loss, I am truly appreciative of all the support received from Michael's friends at the El Paso Sheriff's Office. You have been more than co-worker, I see all of you as his comrades and confidants; his brothers and sisters working together to make our city a safer place. Your tireless efforts in making this transition less worrisome for my family will not be forgotten. Michael will personally thank each and every one of you for all your time, love and encouragement during his battle. Know he will be watching over you and protecting you as much as he can to show his gratitude. I too thank you, for all you have done.
- Rea Torres and family