Deputy Sheriff Ryan Sean Thomas

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Sean Thomas

Valencia County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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Ryan Sean Thomas

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thomas was killed in a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Manzano Expressway and South Del Oro Loop at approximately 9:00 pm.

He was responding to a call for service when his patrol car left the roadway and overturned. He suffered fatal injuries when he was ejected from the patrol car.

Deputy Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Colorado Air National Guard. had served with the Valencia County Sheriff's Office for one year and had previously served with the Alamogordo Police Department for two years. He is survived by his expectant wife and one child.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

no seatbelt, single vehicle crash

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They time heals... For those who were close it may not hurt as much but time does not fill the whole that was left when a brother was taken from us too soon!

Rest easy my brother we still have the watch!

Deputy P. Villa
Otero County SO

December 6, 2020

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