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

suspicious person, trespasser, EDP, convicted felon


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Your selfless service to your community inspires us all, and your sacrifice reminds us to be ever vigilant against the dangers around us. Your killer should not have been allowed to walk the streets.

You will not be forgotten and the impact you left upon the people you served will live on long beyond your time here on earth.

RIP brother, we have the watch from here.

Officer John Morley
U.S. Navy Police

April 5, 2024

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