Patrolman Manuel Olivas

Patrolman Manuel Olivas

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, February 1, 1985

Manuel Olivas

Patrolman Olivas was struck and killed by a drunk driver while investigating an earlier accident on I-25 near Las Vegas, New Mexico. He was struck while taking measurements at the accident scene. The suspect continued driving but was later arrested during a police search of the area. The suspect was charged with vehicular homicide.
Patrolman Olivas had been in law enforcement for seven years and was survived by his expectant wife and daughter. His wife gave birth to his son only three months after his death.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with vehicular homicide

Most Recent Reflection

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Well Manuel another couple of years have passed since my last posting and, I would like your family and friends to know that I think of you often and. that I will always have fond memories of you. I'm an old man now and wish with all my might that you would have lived to see your children grow up. Now that your name has been engraved on NLEO wall your sprit and devotion will live on.May God Bless your family and Police Officer everywhere.

Sgt.Ed Hoffman {Ret}
Michigan Department of Corrections

October 24, 2016

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