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 United States Marine Corps Reserves veteran 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 birthday Marine! Shake those pillars of heaven with the marine corp hymn! I wish you were here with us to celebrate. Happy Veterans day. We're all still so proud that youre a part of our family James. Jesse-James shines when he talks about you. He laughs at the stories ive shared with him that you'd told me so many years ago about the antics you and your brothers in arms had. I'm glad you had a blast and made so many friends and memories. Jesse-James misses what he wishes he couldve had with you. I tell him its a double edged sword. For me to share the awesome relationship you two would of had is bitter sweet.....I have to share with him how you were and how much you loved him. I feel it would be unfair to allow him to ever believe your heart didn't beat for him....He knows without a shadow of a doubt, if you couldve stayed with him, you would have. I know you loved a lot of people James, but I believe in my heart, when you realized you'd left this earthly life, your heart broke cuz you wouldn't be here to see him, love him, hold him, raise him.....I believe you were angry until you found the duty call the Lord took you from us to fill. He will one day, make a blessed and wonderful father. He has a strong sense of responsibility, family love and comittment. He's a true blessing to our family and im blessed and proud to be able to be called his Momma!!! Happy Birthday James....we love and miss You!

Veronica Archuleta, fiance

November 11, 2023

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