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 McKinley County Sheriff's Department deputies 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 who had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for seven years and 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

ambush, sex offender

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Brother, its been 2 1/2 years since our Dad past away and around 6 years since Mom past away. Its been 2 1/2 since our youngest Brother Junior past away. Anthony has serve in the US Marine Corps, been to Afghanistan more than once and Lyman also served in the US Army and came back from Afghanistan. It seems like you left us yesterday, when I go to the mountains or I see a Navajo Police Officer I think of your presence. Me & Ervin talk about you and the good times when we were growing up herding sheep in the mountains with Grandma. I name my oldest Son Elliot Samuel Redhouse who was born 06/11/1997 and your DOB was 06/12/63 a day apart. At least Junior is there talking with you. Things were never the same after you left, only in my dreams I communicate with you and your always happy and humble, someday will meet again in the future. Take care Shinaa'i & may you be with The Navajo Warriors & Chiefs.

Cornelius Redhouse

August 10, 2022

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