Patrolman James Andres Archuleta

Patrolman James Andres Archuleta

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, June 4, 2006

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James Andres Archuleta

Patrolman James Archuleta was killed in an automobile crash when his patrol car struck a cow on US 84 near Espanola, New Mexico, at approximately 11:00 pm.

He was responding to a local hospital to investigate a shooting when the accident occurred. The impact caused his patrol car to overturn and he was ejected from the vehicle.

Patrolman Archuleta was a member of the US Marine Corps Reserves and had served with the New Mexico State Police for two years. He is survived by his daughter, son, and fiancee.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 382
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Happy 2022 Father's Day James!
I cant believe its almost our hitos graduation year. I didn't want it to come so soon. I wish you were physically here to pat him on the back & shake his hand. Joseph gave him your Grizzly baseball jersey you wore when you played the last year with his team for Chama Days. I think it fit you bigger than it does him lol... He immediately donned it and wore it all day. He's so proud of who you are & all of your achievements. He knows he comes from two strong individuals and there's no excuse for him to run from a challenge. He's so intelligent James. He'd have you impressed w his smarts and laughing with his sense of humor. I am proud he's our son. Thank you James for feeling confident enough & trusting me enough to share your thoughts & ideas about life and your hopes & dreams for us and our hito. It's helped me to make decisions and direct him as I believe you would have. He makes us proud daily. He's no longer our little boy....he's our brilliant, savvy, outspoken & responsible young man. He is an amazing big brother. He pushes his sister to be smart and tough. He doesn't want her weak in this world. He says," Mom...she's gonna give us a run for our money!! lol.... She's an Alpha just like us Mom...." He's amazing.......I believe you're watching over us ....He's got some exciting challenges coming up here soon.... He believes youll be cheering for him.....We miss you James. Youre always in our hearts....Uncle Tony was choked up to see how handsome, tall & how much like you he looks, sounds & expresses himself like you.
Happy Father's Day to the BEST FATHER God picked for our son.

Veronica Archuleta, Fiancee

June 19, 2022

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