Officer Robert Alan Potter

Officer Robert Alan Potter

New Mexico Motor Transportation Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Robert Alan Potter

Officer Robert Potter suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to a major accident involving two tractor trailers on I-10, near Vado.

He was one of the first officers on scene and provided life-saving assistance to the victims of the crash. A short while later, Officer Potter was in a staging area at a nearby truck stop when he suddenly collapsed. He was transported to Memorial Medical Hospital, in Las Cruces, where he passed away the following day.

Officer Potter was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police for seven years. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge K910
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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