Patrolman Ramon Robert Solis

Patrolman Ramon Robert Solis

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, October 19, 2001

Ramon Robert Solis

Patrolmen Ramon Solis and Damon Talbott were killed in a helicopter accident while participating in a training exercise with a medivac helicopter near Roswell, New Mexico.

The two officers, and a third member of the New Mexico State Police, were riding on the hospital-owned helicopter in order to learn procedures on how to set up landing zones at the scene of medical emergencies. It is believed the helicopter experienced a mechanical failure and crashed, killing the officers, and injuring the other occupants.
Patrolman Solis and Patrolman Talbott had both been with the New Mexico State Police for ten months after graduating from the same academy class.

He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 500

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Patrolman Solis,
On today, the 16th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Patrolman who was also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Mexico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 19, 2017

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