Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 25 years
Badge # S205
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 12/5/2013
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
Sergeant Robert Baron succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle on I-25, near San Felipe Pueblo.
Sergeant Baron was investigating a previous accident during a period of blizzard-like conditions when another vehicle lost control and struck him. He was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital where he remained in a coma until passing away.
He had served with the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He had served in law enforcement for a total of 25 years and had previously served with the National Park Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
Sergeant Baron was a charter member of Law Enforcement United. He is survived by his wife, who is also a law enforcement officer and LEU member, and a 10-year-old son.