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Sergeant Barney Dean Montoya | Gallup Police Department, New Mexico Gallup Police Department, New Mexico

Sergeant

Barney Dean Montoya

Gallup Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Sunday, September 4, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

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Sergeant Barney Montoya was killed when his patrol vehicle was struck by a drunk driver who ran a stop sign.

The subject was arrested and convicted in connection with his death.

Sergeant Montoya had served with the Gallup Police Department for 18 years. He was a widower and survived by his two sons.

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Sgt Montoya I just had a long chat with your son retired Sgt Scott Montoya (Gallup PD too.) It was a pleasure to help get you where you belong after 37 years...on the Memorial honored for all time for your sacrifice. You would be very proud of your two boys who both followed in your footsteps and served in law enforcement.
All is well rest easy.

Special Agent LSB
FBI
August 4, 2016

 

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