Sergeant Barney Dean Montoya

Sergeant Barney Dean Montoya

Gallup Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, September 4, 1977

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Barney Dean Montoya

Sergeant Barney Montoya was killed when his patrol vehicle was struck by a 19-year-old youth who ran a stop sign at Boardman Drive and East Aztec in Gallup.

The subject was arrested and released on a written promise to appear in court. He was convicted of manslaughter and put on 3 years probation with the condition that he pay Sergeant Montoya's wife $75.00 a week for three years.

Sergeant Montoya had served with the Gallup Police Department for 18 years. He was a widower and survived by his two sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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Sergeant Barney Dean Montoya Thank you for your service.

Never forgotten.

SA Jennie Sharpie
Los Angeles FBI

November 14, 2023

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