Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Charged with vehicular homicide
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.