Lieutenant William Harold Sibrava, Jr.

Lieutenant William Harold Sibrava, Jr.

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, May 27, 1994

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William Harold Sibrava, Jr.

Lieutenant William Sibrava was shot and killed while attempting to serve an involuntary mental commitment order on the son of a state attorney. While at the residence on Richmond Drive Southeast the son opened fire, striking his father once and Lieutenant Sibrava twice.

Although mortally wounded, Lieutenant Sibrava was able to return fire and strike the suspect. Backup deputies were engaged in a gunfight with the suspect, who died at the scene after being shot a total of 15 times.

Lieutenant Sibrava had served with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department for 19 years and had planned to retire the following year.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

mentally ill

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New York State Police - Troop "D"

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