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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I'll never forget the emptiness I felt when I heard Officer Down dispatched over the radio. Then the honor of escorting Lloyd to Albuquerque to the State medical examiner. Just the day before, I had backed up Lloyd on a traffic stop where he was given consent from the driver to let Lloyd's K9 search the vehicle, then his K9 stepping out of the vehicle, with the drivers head rest in her mouth... never a dull moment working with Lloyd. And you could ALWAYS count on Lloyd for backup if you needed it. Miss you always brother.

For. Senior Patrolman Ron Chavez
New Mexico State Police

February 23, 2021

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