Mayor Richard J. Berry Honors an APD Officer
On Friday, April 27, 2012, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized an officer from the Albuquerque Police Department for his role in taking a dangerous man off the streets of Albuquerque. This weeks Friday’s Hero is Officer Dennis Torres.
Last month, Officer Torres was on routine patrol when his rounds quickly became anything but routine. He was in the area of Montgomery when a citizen flagged him down about a woman that was being assaulted near a popular bar.
Officer Torres immediately sensed the urgency and seriousness of the event. He quickly drove around to the back of the business, and found a Good Samaritan holding down the man who was trying assault the unsuspecting woman.
It turns out the Good Samaritan had been leaving the bar when he heard cries for help; he followed the noises to find a man trying to assault a woman. The suspect immediately darted from the scene. The Good Samaritan chased the man and was able to detain him until another person flagged down Officer Torres. Officer Torres arrested the suspect before any further harm could be done.
Officer Torres’ keen sense of knowing something was truly array and his perfect timing, coupled with the Good Samaritans intervention led to the capture of a dangerous man, and the prevention of a heinous crime.