Patrolman Rodolfo "Rudy" Ledezma

Patrolman Rodolfo "Rudy" Ledezma

Clovis Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, May 28, 1995

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Rodolfo "Rudy" Ledezma

Patrolman Rudy Ledezma suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to stop a suspect wanted for assaulting a police officer the previous week.

He was on patrol when he spotted the suspect's car on Manana Boulevard at approximately 1:35 pm. He radioed dispatch as he turned around to stop the vehicle. As he attempted to catch the vehicle, he suffered a heart attack causing his patrol car to crash into a wall and a parked car. He was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead one hour later.

Patrolman Ledezma was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm. He had served with the Clovis Police Department for three years and is survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Patrolman Ledezma,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF-especially during Desert Storm. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 28, 2020

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