Police Officer II Samuel Anthony Redhouse

Police Officer II Samuel Anthony Redhouse

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 1997

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Samuel Anthony Redhouse

Officer Samuel Redhouse was shot and killed in Iyanbito, New Mexico, during a shootout with a man who was reported as being despondent. When Officer Redhouse and four deputies from the McKinley County Sheriff's Department arrived the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Redhouse.

The suspect was shot and killed by the deputies at the scene. The man had been scheduled to turn himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service earlier in the day as a result of a conviction of a sexual crime against a minor.

Officer Redhouse was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for seven years. He was assigned to the Crownpoint District. He was survived by his wife and two small children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 3055
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Mexico
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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If I could have one more moment with you again dad, I'm not sure that I could take it or withstand the pain. As a moment is not long enough and I don't think I honestly could. To lose my dad a second time if he couldn't stay alive. My heart hurts. It has been a long 23 years, 1 week and 3 days learning how to live without your physical being here with us. But I have gained strength and courage to continue living on. I have made a commitment to take whatever lessons you taught me and make it true in my own life. You are truly missed and I sometimes only think of the 'what ifs' and 'could haves'. You are not forgotten.

Tiffany King

February 27, 2020

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