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Brendan Luis Torres


On Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, Chief Curtis Brown and Firefighter Brendan Torres were returning from a mutual aid traffic accident when they were involved in a motor vehicle collision with a semi-tractor trailer. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation into the incident continues.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Brendan Luis Torres was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department
110 Denrock Ave
Dalhart, Texas 79022

Chief: Acting Chief Mario Garcia

Age: 19
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 4, 2022 8:40 p.m.
Date of death: October 4, 2022
Cause of fatal injury: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: August 14, 2023