Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Assistant Jailer Tranquilino Lopez | Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Assistant Jailer

Tranquilino Lopez

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Sunday, February 19, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Assistant Jailer Tranquilino Lopez was accidentally shot and killed by a town marshal who was bringing two suspects to jail.

Upon his arrival one of the suspects yelled to the jailer that the man had a gun. Jailer Lopez opened the door and immediately grabbed the marshal, thinking he was one of the prisoners. The marshal's weapon accidentally discharged, striking Jailer Lopez in the stomach.

Jailer Lopez had served with the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department for two years. He as survived by his wife, three sons, and a daughter.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 7 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

TRANQUILINO C. LOPEZ (1856-1911) KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. "A GREAT COUNTRY AND A GREAT PEOPLE REMEMBERS A GREAT MAN..."DEPUTY SHERIFF TRANQUILINO LOPEZ"

JOSEPH E. LOPEZ
GREAT GRAND NEPHEW
June 12, 2012

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths