Police Officer Louis Silva

Police Officer Louis Silva

Gallup Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, September 15, 1930

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Louis Silva

Officer Louis Silva was shot and killed while questioning a man about a burglary in which a gun had been stolen. The suspect fled the scene and was never identified.

Officer Silva had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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Officer Silva,
Sir, even though it has been 83 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gallup. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 18, 2013

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