Lieutenant William Sibrava

Lieutenant William Sibrava

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, May 27, 1994

Add to My Heroes

William Sibrava

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 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 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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 15 Reflections

Lt. Sibrava, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2019

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.