Officer Richard Armijo

Officer Richard Armijo

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, September 30, 1958

Richard Armijo

Officer Armijo was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Second Street and Coal Avenue. He was responding to the scene of another accident when the accident occurred. The motorcycle was repaired and issued to Officer Max Oldham, who was killed five months later, when he was struck head-on by a drunk driver while on patrol.
Officer Armijo had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you've got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog. …You know who you are. You know your purpose.

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October 30, 2015

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