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Patrolman Stephen A. Sandlin | Mountainair Police Department, New Mexico Mountainair Police Department, New Mexico

Patrolman

Stephen A. Sandlin

Mountainair Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Saturday, May 7, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 2 months

Badge # 4

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Stephen Sandlin was shot and killed inside of the Mountainair Police Department building at approximately 7:30 pm. It is believed that he was murdered in retaliation for a large narcotics arrest he had made two days earlier.

His murder remains unsolved.

Patrolman Sandlin had only served with the Mountainair Police Department for 2 months. He was survived by his son and girlfriend.

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You were too young to die like this. You were barely even old enough to drink.

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