Patrolman Lloyd R. Aragon, Sr.

Patrolman Lloyd R. Aragon, Sr.

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Lloyd R. Aragon, Sr.

Patrolman Lloyd Aragon was struck by a suspect's vehicle and killed while laying stop sticks on I-40 near Grants, New Mexico.

He and his partner were in plain clothes and en route to a 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 0730 hours. 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.

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


  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Lloyd you are truly missed. That morning I waited for you and Billy to come to court on a dope case. You were late and that has never happened. Soon my beeper keep going off and the numbers were not making sense. Agent Steve Nance was sent to tell me. When he did I fell to my knees and cried. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Love you and miss you so much kiddo. Until we meet again.
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August 1, 2018

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