Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya

Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya

Colfax County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021

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Jeffrey Montoya

Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Undersheriff Montoya was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Colfax Sheriff's County Sheriff's Office for six years. Undersheriff Montoya is survived by one son and two daughters.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Colfax-2
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, September 20, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Rest in Peace Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya! Thank you for your 6 years of service with the Colfax Sheriff's County Sheriff's Office, in New Mexico and for your service with the United States Air Force. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your son and your two daughters during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 22, 2021

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