Deputy Sheriff Ruben Valles Carbajal, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Ruben Valles Carbajal, Jr.

Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, August 20, 1990

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Ruben Valles Carbajal, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Ruben Carbajal was killed in a single-vehicle crash.

He was traveling down a road in his department's Ford Bronco when a pickup truck entered the roadway from a side road. Deputy Carbajal swerved to avoid hitting the pickup truck which caused the Bronco to flip over three times, ejecting him from the vehicle.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Carbajal had served with the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office for three years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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I remember responding to the scene of this crash, it was a day that I cannot put out of my mind. I think of it often and say a prayer. It is hard to deal with this type of call but when the officer involved is someone you know it makes it even harder. RIP, your life mattered.

Sgt. Ken Erhard (Retired)
Las Cruces Police Dept. NM

August 20, 2020

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