Officer Victoria Louise Chavez

Officer Victoria Louise Chavez

Farmington Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, July 9, 1992

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Victoria Louise Chavez

Officer Victoria Chavez was shot and killed while conducting a vacation check of a local residence.

When she arrived at the house the owners' son emerged from the residence with a shotgun and opened fire, shooting her before she exited her patrol car.

Officer Chavez had served with the Farmington Police Department for 18 months. She is survived by her husband and two daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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I honor you End of Watch Officer Chavez. You touched so many lives and left so many stories. It’s sad that your watch ended so early but the example you gave lasts to this day. God bless and keep your family, and may He give us the courage to continue the fight. Rest in God’s embrace Officer- thank you for your sacrifice.

J Cordell

May 10, 2020

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