Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Torres Statement on Pomona Shooting

March 10, 2018
Press Release

POMONA, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) released the following statement in response to the fatal police shooting in Pomona, California. Torres spent more than 17 years working as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department.


"As the situation continues to unfold, my heart goes out to the fallen and wounded police officers of the Pomona Police Department. As the mother of a police officer, this tragedy hits especially close to home. I commend our neighboring police departments and my fellow 911 dispatchers for their swift, coordinated response as events unfolded throughout the night. The last thing we ever want to hear is that an officer needs help or is down. As a former Mayor of Pomona, I’m no stranger to these tragic incidents. I assure our emergency first responders that they are in the Inland Empire's thoughts, and I will do everything I can to ensure they have the support they need as they continue to work to keep our community safe."