Corrections Officer Filimon J. Ortiz

Corrections Officer Filimon J. Ortiz

New Mexico Corrections Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, June 11, 1952

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Filimon J. Ortiz

Corrections Officer Filimon Ortiz was killed after he was stabbed with a small knife and bludgeoned with a lead pipe at the New Mexico State Penitentiary.

He was attacked by two inmates who had planned an escape attempt that involved dressing in Officer Ortiz's uniform.

Officer Ortiz was survived by his mother, three sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Never identified

escape attempt

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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

June 15, 2015

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