Deputy Marshal Philip Olivas

Deputy Marshal Philip Olivas

Mesilla Marshal's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, September 1, 1992

Add to My Heroes

Philip Olivas

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

He 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 where he caught up to him. 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.

Deputy Olivas was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 306
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

foot pursuit, traffic stop

Most Recent Reflection

View all 20 Reflections

This is very late but I just found out about Philip’s death. Philip was my first supervisor at Castle AFB. He was a smart and very sharp Airman! I looked up to him even though I was a couple years older. He was very well liked and a really easy going guy. God bless his family and all who knew him. Thank you Philip for your service to your country. RIP

Ssgt. Stephen Randall
Friend

July 7, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.