Patrolman James Andres Archuleta

Patrolman James Andres Archuleta

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, June 4, 2006

James Andres Archuleta

Patrolman James Archuleta was killed in an automobile accident 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 2 years. He is survived by his daughter, son, and fiancee.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Good morning James.

Winter is on its way☺....youd be loving the hunting season. Skiing is gonna be a blast!. Jesse -James fits in your ski jacket n pants now...made my heart hurt a bit. Im glad you insisted we buy our ski gear on our last trip to Denver to see grandma n grandpa. Your gear RIGHTFULLY always belonged to him. He looks awesome in his dads Spider gear!...He's grown so much....i wish you were here to wrestle with him, joke around, tease him, give advice n direction like I can picture you doing. I know the next frw years are gonna fly, & our lil' man is gonna spread his winds and give this world a run for its money! He's got his dad's smile n sparkle in his eye....hes also an awesome dancer...ive made sure to give him a lot of practice haha. Girls n women always come ask him to dance at functions cuz they've seen us on the dance floor. people are very impressed w him....i love you James. You're always in my heart and I know you're our angel...i'll miss your hand in mine . until I see you & touch your face again....i love you.


veronica archuleta
Fiancee and son Jesse-James

September 27, 2018

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