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Chief of Police Luis M. Castillo | Jal Police Department, New Mexico Jal Police Department, New Mexico

Chief of Police

Luis M. Castillo

Jal Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Friday, August 3, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 8/2/2001

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Chief Luis Castillo was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup one of his officers at approximately 2145 hours.

He and other officers were working drug interdiction at the time when the call for a backup was received from an officer who had made a traffic stop. During Chief Castillo's response on Highway 128, his cruiser went out of control and rolled over several times. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight.

Chief Castillo had served with the Jal Police Department for 18 years, and had been chief for 13 years.

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I can't believe it has been nine years since you left. The pain is still the same the emptiness is still there. I miss not talking to you for we were sailing together in our boat fighting the waves of life together. when the waves were big and strong we held on to each other, now I hold on only to a memory, I don't understand but I will keep living the way that you taught me and that is to keep the peace. You didn't tell me that people would hate for it, but none the less you still lived it and so will I. You would be proud of your kids they are great!!!. love you forever.

August 20, 2010


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