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Lieutenant William Sibrava | Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico


William Sibrava

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Friday, May 27, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Lieutenant William Sibrava was shot and killed while attempting to serve an involuntary mental commitment order on the son of a state attorney. While at the residence the son opened fire, striking his father once and Lieutenant Sibrava twice.

Although mortally wounded, Lieutenant Sibrava was able to return fire and strike the suspect. Backup deputies were engaged in a gunfight with the suspect, who died at the scene after being shot a total of 15 times.

Lieutenant Sibrava had served with the department for 19 years and had planned to retire the following year.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 27, 2015


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