Words can not describe the immense gratitude that we have to those who have already donated. As we published this campaign we had no idea what to expect, as usual, our community has come through. With that said, the family’s needs now and far into the future will far and away exceed anything that we can provide to them, so please continue to build this fund to honor Detective Del Rio’s memory and allow him to care for his family as he had done for so many years.
DEA Task Force Officer Jorge R. Del Rio was a Dayton Police Officer, husband, father, and beloved friend to all. He served on the Dayton Police Department for 30 years. As a member of the Dayton Police Department, Jorge served as a Task Force Officer assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration - Dayton Resident Office for 19 years. Jorge was a member of an entry team executing a federal narcotics search warrant at a residence where he was shot twice, once in the head, eventually succumbing to his injuries. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine and fentanyl, money and multiple firearms.
Jorge was raised in Chicago, IL as an only child. Jorge eventually moved to Dayton, OH where he met the love of his life. They created a life for themselves which included raising five beautiful girls. Jorge was known to be a devoted family man and always supported his daughters in their endeavors.
Jorge played an enormous part in all of our lives. Jorge taught us how to embrace life, how to enjoy every moment given to us, how to love and most importantly to laugh. To put it poignantly, Jorge was a rock star and superhero. His laugh was as contagious as his smile.
Although Jorge’s contributions to protecting the citizens of his community, the state and this country cannot be quantified. Jorge’s commitment to fighting drug trafficking was unmatched and never wavered in his fight for justice. Jorge’s efforts are responsible for saving hundreds of lives. Jorge was exceedingly generous throughout his life and made extraordinary sacrifices to do what he believed in and what he loved. Jorge’s kindness and love extended beyond his death as evident by his final act of kindness by giving others the opportunity of life by donating his organs. Jorge will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends, law enforcement family and the community that he gave his life to protect. He will never be forgotten.
100% of proceeds will go to the wife and family of Detective Jorge Del Rio.