Patrolman Lloyd R. Aragon, Sr.

Patrolman Lloyd R. Aragon, Sr.

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 2001

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Lloyd R. Aragon, Sr.

Patrolman Lloyd Aragon was struck by a suspect's vehicle and killed while laying stop sticks on I-40 at the eastbound exit to Route 6 between Grants and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He and his partner were in plainclothes and en route to federal court to testify in a case when they heard the radio traffic about the pursuit. They offered to assist the pursuit and stopped on I-40 to deploy the spike strip at approximately 7:30 am. As the suspect vehicle approached the scene, the driver swerved off the road to avoid the strips and struck Officer Aragon.

The suspect and an accomplice were apprehended at the scene. The man driving the vehicle was pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and five other charges. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison but paroled in 2019 after serving only 13 years.

Patrolman Aragon had served with the New Mexico State Police for eight years and had served in law enforcement for an additional five years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Paroled in 2019

plainclothes, stop sticks, vehicle pursuit

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There is an article today 12/28/19 in the Albuquerque Journal featuring your wife and family. According to the article your killer has been released after just 13 years in prison! That injustice is not understandable to anyone. Your wife and family continue to honor you and your life with their steadfast loyalty and devotion. You are remembered!

Deputy Chief Mike Smathers
Albuquerque Police Department

December 28, 2019

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