“Aliso Viejo Police Services is very supportive of schools and goes a step beyond by assigning an officer to each school,” said Principal Jill O’Connell-Bogle. “Over the past year and a half, Oak Grove has been very fortunate to work with Deputy Torrez who is absolutely amazing. I am excited for his promotion but sad to see him go. ”
Deputy Torrez is a 19-year sheriff’s veteran who was recognized as Aliso Viejo Deputy of the Year in 2011. He earned the department’s Medal of Lifesaving for saving the life of a child who nearly drowned. His public service began in 1990 when he joined the United States Marine Corps. He served his country until 1994.
On Tuesday, Principal O’Connell-Bogle notified parents of the deputy’s departure.
“If you see Deputy Torrez on campus, please wish him well and thank him for his service in helping to keep Oak Grove and the City of Aliso Viejo safe,” she said.