Sergeant Julian Narvaez

Sergeant Julian Narvaez

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, March 26, 1969

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Julian Narvaez

Sergeant Julian Narvaez was shot and killed during a felony stop on a vehicle occupied by four suspects in the 1900 block of Isleta Street in Albuquerque.

While talking with one of the suspects, a struggle ensued, and the man produced a handgun. The suspect dropped his gun but was able to gain control of Sergeant Narvaez's weapon and shoot him.

The man was arrested, but his first trial ended in a hung jury. After the trial, the man fled to Mexico and was never recaptured.

Sergeant Narvaez had served with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department for eight years. He was survived by his expectant expectant wife, son, and four daughters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender At large

felony stop

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I am writing in memory of my father Julian Nervaez. I am the daughter you never know you had. I was 3 when you passed. I found out through searching and DNA. Donna was my mother. Both have passed. I look like you and your other daughters. Even though you never knew me, I can feel and see the connection between us. You would be proud of me. I have a great life and your passion for social justice! Rest in peace my brave bio father. I wish I could have met you. But I rest assured I will see you when I get there! I wrote this to honor you and I hope that family will understand that I'm grieving over you and wish I knew more about you!


Jeri Moomaw, LMHP
Washington State

January 15, 2024

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