Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez

Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez

Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, February 11, 2024

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Jonah Hernandez

Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez was stabbed to death while responding to a trespassing call at the 300 block of South Valley Drive in Las Cruces.

A witness to the stabbing shot the suspect while another witness called 911 for help.

Officer Hernandez was transported to MountainView Regional Medical Center where he died from a knife wound to his neck.

The subject had a lengthy criminal record and mental illness.

Officer Hernandez had served with the Las Cruces Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 989

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Shot and killed

convicted felon, EDP, suspicious person, trespasser

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Ofc. Hernandez,

I give you the absolute utmost respect and honor paying the ultimate sacrifice to your community in Las Cruces. You did not deserve what happened to you. May you forever Rest in Peace, Brother. We will take it from here, sir.

Patrol Ofc. M. Maples
Rocky Top Police Department

June 24, 2024

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