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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Our blessing is 16 yrs old today James. Its bitter sweet cuz I can only imagine what you'd been doing w him at this point in his life. The hunting trips, ball games, crazy jokes, driving experiences, girl talk, and im sure some rule breaking lol...well at least bending. You both missed out on the greatness of having one another around. Im proud of who he is inside & out. You two would probably debate things all year lol....Jesse-James has been loved by the best. Good people who live by example and have always praised his qualities and encouraged him when he's had challenges in his path. While he's still young, he's wise beyond his years. Much like yourself. He is very insightful, kind, funny, loving, and the best friend anyone could hope for. I know he will make mistakes, at times disappoint, but he is confident enough to acknowledge his mistakes and fix or accept the consequences. Hes so tall now. I have to look up into his beautiful green eyes. I can picture you guys walking out of the house and him towering over you lol....youdve had a hay day joking around w him. We would look like midgets standing next to him lol....he'd tell you....hey dad, JUNGLE GYM!!!! We are blessed to have my family and your dad Donnie & Carol, grandpa don & grandma Irene, all your aunts uncles and cousins who love our boy. I know Dylan is watching over him like you do. As he blows out his candles and makes his wish, I know you're always a part of it. Im blessed in many ways James. But having you in my life and our son Jesse-James


January 6, 2021

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