Senior Police Officer Ernest Jesus Montoya, Sr

Senior Police Officer Ernest Jesus Montoya, Sr

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Ernest Jesus Montoya, Sr

Senior Police Officer Ernest Montoya suffered a fatal heart attack while transporting a prisoner to the reservation's jail facility in Dilkon, Arizona.

He had just arrested the man and was driving to the jail when he suffered the heart attack, causing his vehicle to leave the roadway.

Officer Montoya had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 21 years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Arizona

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I still remember his laughs and his jokes... He always had a great since of humor.

Joseph H Gregg, Senior Police Officer
Navajo Nation Police Department

May 13, 2021

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