Constable Aniceto Montoya

Constable Aniceto Montoya

Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, April 28, 1876

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Aniceto Montoya

Constable Anecito Montoya was killed by a group of men who started a disturbance at a local dance.

When Constable Montoya arrived at the dance to break up the disturbance, he was beaten with clubs. Two hours after returning to his home, the group of men forced their way into his house, beat him again, and slashed his throat.

The subjects were captured. Two were pardoned by the governor. One escaped custody but was captured 20 years later and sentenced to 99 years in prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years


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Constable Montoya,
On today, the 147th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dona Ana County.


United States Border Patrol

April 28, 2023

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