Funeral held for officer Gabriel Torres in Raleigh

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Saturday, October 22, 2022
Funeral held for officer Gabriel Torres in Raleigh
The funeral service for Raleigh police officer Gabriel Torres was held Saturday morning.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The funeral service for Raleigh police officer Gabriel Torres will be held Saturday morning.

Torres, along with four others, was tragically gunned down in the Raleigh mass shooting in the Hedingham neighborhood.

A visitation was held for officer Torres Friday at Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh.

Jasmin Torres, wife of the fallen officer, released a statement through Raleigh police:

"Today, we say goodbye to my husband, Gabe. On behalf of my family, there aren't enough 'Thank You's' in this world that I can say or write. Since the tragic loss of my husband, our family has received an outpouring of love and an incredible display of strength that has helped us get through this daily. My family and I ask for privacy as we continue to mourn our loss in the days to come. We are forever grateful for the support of the RPD family and the community."

Wife of fallen officer Gabriel Torres speaks during funeral

In his obituary loved ones remember the 29-year-old as the sweetest dad, a doting husband and a die-hard New York Jets fan.

Last Thursday Torres was in his driveway, off duty and reportedly waiting to kiss his wife before heading to work when he was shot and killed by a 15-year-old gunman who police say went on a deadly killing spree leaving 5 people dead.

Raleigh Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin was one of many paying her respects at the visitation held for Torres.

"I told them that we are here for them and will do anything to help," she said.

SEE ALSO: What we know about the victims of the mass shooting

Torres' funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Cross Assembly Church in Raleigh.

You can watch a live stream of the service on and the ABC11 app.

Raleigh police officer Gabriel Torres leaves behind a giant hole in the hearts of those who knew him. He was remembered at a visitation Friday.

After the funeral, Torres will be laid to rest in New Jersey, where he was raised.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages people to make a donation to Law Enforcement United, a charity that benefits the children of fallen officers.

A vigil for all the victims will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.