Off-duty Dallas FF killed in out-of-state crash

Dallas Fire-Rescue Engineer Ceasar Rios, a nearly 10-year veteran of the department, was killed in a vehicle crash while off-duty in Nebraska


By Rachel Engel

DALLAS — Ceasar Rios, a nearly 10-year veteran member of the Dallas Fire-Rescue, was killed in a vehicle crash while off-duty in Nebraska. 

In a Facebook post on Monday, DFR announced Rios' passing and asked for community support of his family, friends and colleagues. 

Ceasar Rios, a nearly 10-year veteran member of the Dallas Fire-Rescue, was killed in a vehicle crash while off-duty in Nebraska. (Photo/DFR)
Ceasar Rios, a nearly 10-year veteran member of the Dallas Fire-Rescue, was killed in a vehicle crash while off-duty in Nebraska. (Photo/DFR)

"Hearts are heavy today, as Dallas Fire-Rescue mourns the untimely, off-duty, passing of our Brother, Driver Engineer, Ceasar Rios," the post on social media read. "This is a tragic loss for our department, especially for those who worked closest with him; but we can all rest assured that during his young life he blessed countless others while serving the citizen of Dallas. Let us keep his family, and each other, in our thoughts and prayers. And may we all find solace in knowing that Ceasar left this world while living out his life-long dream of providing service to others."

The crash is currently under investigation. 

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