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 who 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

single vehicle crash, no seatbelt

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Ryan and I served together at Naval Base Coronado. He was a great friend and valuable police officer. Of my four year tour there he is the first person who comes to mind and I will miss "Keebler". I hope his family remains strong and knows he left a void in many lives throughout the country. Hooyah, shipmate, your relieved from watch.

Deputy Chief William Nugent (Ret)
Department of Defense (Navy) Police

October 3, 2022

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