Deputy Marshal Philip Olivas

Deputy Marshal Philip Olivas

Mesilla Marshal's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, September 1, 1992

Philip Olivas

Deputy Marshal Philip Olivas was struck and killed by a vehicle.

Deputy Olivas had stopped a person for a traffic violation when the man jumped out of his vehicle and fled on foot. Deputy Olivas chased him on foot along the country road and then down an unlit road and caught up with the suspect. He then told a bystander to go to his cruiser and call for assistance as he was struggling with the suspect in the roadway.

A responding unit came down the unlit road and did not see the two fighting until it was too late and struck them both. The suspect died at the scene and Deputy Olivas died about 30 minutes later.

The suspect ran because he was driving on a revoked license.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 306

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Deputy Marshal Philip Olivas, How sad that this accident caused you your life. RIP and thank you for your service.

Det Lt Tom Brawley, Ret.
Coconino County Sheriff's Office,Flagstaff, Arizona

September 2, 2017

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