Special Town Marshal Clemente Salazar

Special Town Marshal Clemente Salazar

Bernalillo Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, August 11, 1950

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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.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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