Undersheriff Lawrence George Koren

Undersheriff Lawrence George Koren

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, July 16, 2022

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Lawrence George Koren

Undersheriff Larry Koren, Deputy Sheriff Michael Levison, and Lieutenant Fred Beers were killed when the agency's helicopter, Metro 2, crashed near Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Rescue Specialist Matthew King of the Bernalillo County Fire Department was also killed in the crash.

Metro 2 was returning to Albuquerque after assisting fire crews at the East Mesa Fire. They were returning to Albuquerque after conducting bucket drops when the crash occurred at about 7:20 pm.

Undersheriff Koren had served with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two sisters.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 25/CAR 2

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aerial fire response

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Undersheriff Koren,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

September 2, 2022

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