Inspector Daniel C. Rivera, Jr.

Inspector Daniel C. Rivera, Jr.

New Mexico Motor Transportation Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, July 11, 1989

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Daniel C. Rivera, Jr.

Inspector Daniel Rivera was killed when his patrol car struck a semi-truck while he was involved in a high-speed pursuit on I-10 near Anthony, New Mexico.

Inspector Rivera was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the New Mexico Motor Transportation Division for seven years. He is survived by his fiancée, two sons, daughter, parents, five brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Inspector Rivera,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 11, 2019

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