Deputy Torres

South Los Angeles Sheriff''s Station Hosts Barbeque to Support Deputy in his Fight Against Cancer

Deputies of the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station hosted a barbeque to support Deputy Jonathan Torres Thursday, January 17, 2019. The deputy was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.  His partners, family and friends gathered in a show of support.

Deputy Torres, joined by his wife and one-year old daughter, was on hand for barbeque. “Prior to becoming a deputy, I was a hospital security officer in Gardena. It was there that I met a deputy from this very station and decided to seek a career with the department. Graduating from the academy was a dream come true,” said the deputy. “This cancer caught me by surprise. It feels like only yesterday that I was in the academy and at my physical peek."

Deputy Torres is currently undergoing aggressive cancer treatment at City of Hope. “I look forward to getting back on patrol, being a husband to my loving wife and watching my daughter grow up. I’m 27, this is only a bump in the road. I have faith in God, the medical treatment I am receiving, and in myself.”

“When I joined the Sheriff’s Department, I had no idea I was going to be a part of a family with such strong traditions,” said the deputy. “My experiences have been a humbling and amazing.”

Looking out over the crowd that arrived from points far and near, the deputy added, “The amount of support I’ve received from the station is motivating me to fight this cancer head on. In this family, no one fights alone.”