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Lieutenant Leo Chavez | Valencia County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico Valencia County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

Lieutenant

Leo Chavez

Valencia County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch: Friday, December 12, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Lieutenant Leo Chavez was killed when the department pickup truck he was driving left the roadway and overturned on the exit ramp from I-25 to NM 6.

He was returning to the sheriff's office after picking up donated toys for the department's Toys for Tots from Cops program.

Lieutenant Chavez had served with the Valencia County Sheriff's Office for four years and had previously served with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 13, 2011

 

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