Downtown Dayton street dedicated in honor of fallen police detective

DAYTON — A downtown Dayton street was dedicated in honor of a Dayton Police Department detective who was killed in the line of duty in November 2019.

The Dayton Police Department held a ceremony Thursday morning to dedicate a portion of Monument Avenue in honor of Detective and DEA Task Force Officer Jorge DelRio.

The ceremonial unveiling took place at 10 a.m.

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Street signs for ‘Detective Jorge DelRio Way’ will be installed at the corners of Monument Avenue and Patterson Boulevard and Monument Avenue and Main Street, according to a release from the police department.

Detective DelRio died after serving almost 30 years with the Dayton Police Department and spent most of his career as a Task Force Officer for the Drug Enforcement Administration, the release said.

While serving a search warrant at a home on Ruskin Road, Detective DelRio was shot. He died three days later.

Detective DelRio was the 25th Dayton Police Department officer to die in the line of duty.