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.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 989

Incident Details

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

suspicious person, trespasser, EDP, convicted felon

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To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Jonah Hernandez; My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that Jonah was welcomed with open arms to a very special place.

God's Speed Jonah!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

February 22, 2024

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