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 45th birthday in heaven James! You are loved and missed like crazy. I think of all the things we didnt get to do together and with Jesse-James. But he continues to make us proud. Thank you for watching over us. I still feel you. Our son is quite the catch. He is too d@__ smart for the likes of his generation lol....would blow your mind if you were here to talk with him. Oh the laughs you two would have...He's in college now as you know. Continue to keep watch over him and guide him with your presence & light. He has my heart. He's loved by so many people just like you. Your life was wonderful cuz you made it so. people felt loved by you because you showed you cared and would be there should anyone need you. When I train, i think of you & the tactics you showed me. Your advice and words of wisdom about when im in the field and if s_!_ goes down. ....always in the front of my head....You will always be a part of my world, our sons, and my family. Until i see your smiling face and hear your voice and laugh again, you're in my thoughts , prayers & heart always James. Happy blessed 45th birthday. I wish you were herer with us to blow out your candles...we love & miss you so d@__ much....the price we pay for loving someone so much......but you are PRICELESS.....always will be. all my love James....


Veronica, Fiancee

September 10, 2023

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