Motorcycle ride on March 2 for Officer Torres

A motorcycle ride in honor of deceased Correctional Officer Johnny “J.J.” Torrres starting  in Bakersfield and ending in Malibu is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 2.

Riders will be asked to make a donation that will go to the Torres family.

The ride will start at Bakersfield Harley Davidson, Highway 99 and Seventh Standard Road. It will end at the Neptune’s Net restaurant, 42505 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu.

Officer Torres passed Feb. 4.

Officer Torres began his career as a Correctional Officer at Salinas Valley State Prison on July 15, 1996. He transferred to the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, Corcoran, on May 14, 2001.

He moved to the Kern Valley State Prison on March 13, 2006.




4 Responses

  1. wayne thomas Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / 6:12 am

    I am glad to here the ride went well and all returned safe. I know of, and am a avid motorcycle enthusiasts, myself and numerous others wanted to participate, for whatever reasons were not able to, i.e. work, family, other obligations. It is our hope this can become a annual event, but that the ride can be possibly reduced in length to possibly allow more to be able to participate.

  2. Sgt. Reuben A. Salazar II Monday, March 4, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    “J.J.’s” 1st Annual MC Ride was a successful event with approximately 50 bikers rolling to Neptune’s Net. Thank you to all that participated in the event. The donations were presented to the Torres family Sunday, and they were very appreciative. The Torres’ also expressed their desire to join next year’s ride.

  3. Officer M. Robb Saturday, March 2, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    Ride Safe Brothers.

  4. Lt. Roque Tuesday, February 26, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    From the bike riders of the Manual Gonzales annual bike ride(CRC,CIM,CIW and other Peace Officers bike clubs), Our prayers go out to the Torres family and to SVSP for their loss. We would like to be there to support, but unable due to short notice. God bless.

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