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Officer Robert Alan Potter | New Mexico Motor Transportation Police, New Mexico New Mexico Motor Transportation Police, New Mexico

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Robert Alan Potter

New Mexico Motor Transportation Police, New Mexico

End of Watch: Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 7 years

Badge # K910

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 8/15/2012

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Officer Robert Potter suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to a major accident involving two tractor trailers on I-10, near Vado.

He was one of the first officers on scene and provided life-saving assistance to the victims of the crash. A short while later, Officer Potter was in a staging area at a nearby truck stop when he suddenly collapsed. He was transported to Memorial Medical Hospital, in Las Cruces, where he passed away the following day.

Officer Potter was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police for seven years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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Not many people will notice a hero when they see one but when I hear about Robert Alan Potter I knew Heros do exist and live along side me and my family keeping them safe. Than you Officer Potter for your service.

Explorer Jacob Kinard
San Diego sheriff
May 17, 2016

 

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