Special Town Marshal Clemente Salazar

Special Town Marshal Clemente Salazar

Bernalillo Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, August 11, 1950

Clemente Salazar

Special Town Marshal Clemente Salazar was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight during the San Lorenzo Festival.

Several man got into a fight at a dance and when Marshal Salazar attempted to break it up he was attacked. He was beaten, stabbed, and shot twice. His gun was also stolen and never recovered. A suspect was apprehended and charged with Marshal Salazar's murder.

Marshal Salazar was survived by his wife and four children and was buried in Bernalillo Cemetery, Bernalillo, New Mexico.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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