Deputy Sheriff Manuel Quintana

Deputy Sheriff Manuel Quintana

Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, November 14, 1932

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Manuel Quintana

Deputy Sheriff Manuel Quintana was shot and killed by the brother of a juvenile he had arrested for disorderly conduct at a dance hall in El Rito.

The 13-year-old juvenile had started a fight after being refused a dance by a girl. The boy's 19-year-old brother approached Deputy Quintana and shot him the face, killing him.

The juvenile was convicted of a weapons charge and sent to the state reform school. The older brother pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 90 to 99 years in prison.

Deputy Quintana was survived by his wife and chidren.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years


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