Patrolman Stephen A. Sandlin

Patrolman Stephen A. Sandlin

Mountainair Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, May 7, 1988

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Stephen A. Sandlin

Patrolman Stephen Sandlin was shot and killed inside of the Mountainair Police Department building at approximately 7:30 pm.

It is believed that he was murdered in retaliation for a large narcotics arrest he had made two days earlier.

His murder remains unsolved.

Patrolman Sandlin had only served with the Mountainair Police Department for two months. He was survived by his son and girlfriend.

Bio

  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 4

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

police station, retaliation

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Just seen this episode is Unsolved Mysteries in December 2020.Such a shocking story and a disgraceful cover up.

Inspector Jones
Greater Manchester Police

December 16, 2020

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