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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May the Family and Colleagues find Solace in the Memories of Patrol OfficerJonah Hernandez's Unwavering Commitment to keep us Safe and may the Legacy of his Sacrifice Inspire future generations of Law Enforcement to continue the Noble Pursuit of Justice and Peace!
God Bless the Family and Colleagues

Survivor / Wife Chrisy Henderson
Polk County Sheriff’s Office GA. S-6

March 1, 2024

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