Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Lloyd R. Aragon, Sr.

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 2001

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Reflections for Patrolman Lloyd R. Aragon, Sr.

I met Lloyd in the basic academy when he went to work for Grants PD and I went to work for Tucumcari PD. He was always fun to be around and would greet everyone with a smile. He loved being a police officer. A great man.

Senior Special Agent Leo Marquez
Railroad Police

March 20, 2024

Officer Llyod Aragon and I served together on Grants Police Department Grants, NM, prior to his appointment to NMSP. He was a very dedicated police officer. He was a husband and father who has been greatly miss the past 20 plus years. The length of sentence did not fit the crime.

William Snodgrass

March 11, 2022

It's been about 20 years I was the female officer who lead the chase from Acoma to the accident. I had held back traffic on the east bound highway. I often wish I could've done more I still remembered it like yesterday. I could hear Lloyd voice over the radio. The justice at the end, ended that the suspect was incompetent. I think about his family of how their doing, I bless that their ok.

Former PO B Thompson
Acoma PD

March 6, 2022

As I read some of these reflections the tears just flow like water :( I has been 20 years since you were taken from us but seems like yesterday.. your soul is so alive when you look at Lloyd Jr and Audrianna! What a void it has been for us, for them!!!! Today is your birthday and I know Heaven is throwing you a party and singing loud for the angel that you are! We miss and love you! You will forever be on our minds and in our hearts <3

Monica K Aragon

September 24, 2021

Patrolman Aragon,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Mexico and our Country as well-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the the NMARNG. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 1, 2021

I'll never forget the emptiness I felt when I heard Officer Down dispatched over the radio. Then the honor of escorting Lloyd to Albuquerque to the State medical examiner. Just the day before, I had backed up Lloyd on a traffic stop where he was given consent from the driver to let Lloyd's K9 search the vehicle, then his K9 stepping out of the vehicle, with the drivers head rest in her mouth... never a dull moment working with Lloyd. And you could ALWAYS count on Lloyd for backup if you needed it. Miss you always brother.

For. Senior Patrolman Ron Chavez
New Mexico State Police

February 23, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

There is an article today 12/28/19 in the Albuquerque Journal featuring your wife and family. According to the article your killer has been released after just 13 years in prison! That injustice is not understandable to anyone. Your wife and family continue to honor you and your life with their steadfast loyalty and devotion. You are remembered!

Deputy Chief Mike Smathers
Albuquerque Police Department

December 28, 2019

I think of you all and all the times we had at Grants PD and when you went to NMSP. I miss you little brother.

Sergeant Corey Allen retired
Grants Police Department

August 1, 2019

Lloyd you are truly missed. That morning I waited for you and Billy to come to court on a dope case. You were late and that has never happened. Soon my beeper keep going off and the numbers were not making sense. Agent Steve Nance was sent to tell me. When he did I fell to my knees and cried. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Love you and miss you so much kiddo. Until we meet again.
Retired Captain
Jonathan F. Salazar

Captain Retired NMSP
New Mexico State Police

August 1, 2018

Lloyd, I'll never forget your last words to me. It was the last night of bike rally and you heading to a call at Coolidge. I asked you on the radio where you were headed, your response,"just fightin crime Lieutenant, just fightin crime", were the last words I ever heard and so typical, you loved your job and NEVER complained. I miss you.

Steve Bell, Lt. retired
Grants Police Department

June 10, 2017

13 years ago today, on that Wednesday morning, 630 - 7 am or so , Lloyd and Billy was gassing up at the Conoco station, before they were going to heading out to Albuquerque, we pulled in about the same time before we made our deliveries to the local Hotels. We talked , joked for a while, never to know, never to think that tragedy was less than half hour away. I knew Lloyd from Joe's Karate Club where we trained and of course Grants is a fantastic city where good people can make friends instantly. Since than there is not a year to pass by that August 1st when it comes, or when the News brings troubled news about officers , firefighters that my dear friend would not cross my mind. I would like to join the others to leave my part of pledge for Lloyd as well. Rest in peace, you'll be always remembered.

Robert Szilagyi
Trevose Fire Company PA

August 1, 2014

You have always been in my thoughts. I had the honor of learning and working with Lloyd during his time at Grants Police Department. Lloyd had the natural ability to know when things were not what they seemed. I asked Lloyd how he knew this or maybe he was just lucky. Lloyd told me " If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck"! You are truly missed! You taught me to treat others with respect at all times. Thank you. God bless you and your family.

Maxine Monte-Spidle
Retired Grants Police Officer

April 8, 2014

I was Lloyds FTO when he got out of the Academy. His family was in Grants and he had no place to stay in Espanola. So, I invited him to stay at my place which he did for awhile until his family moved. Lloyd was a great officer and more importantly a great man.

Officer Joe Griego

July 12, 2012

To my very good friend. May God watch over you and your family. Its been ten long years yet now as I still work the grave shift I still miss working you. You always said somebody somewhere would make a sacrafice and I knew it just never figured it would be someone so well loved. Never thought for a minute it would be you! Your memory and bravery to the very end brother reminds us that a true warrior lives on even when his physical body can't There are many of us here that love and still miss you. There are memorial walls and buildings and markers to remind us of your sacrafice and who you were but the best memorial is in memories and hearts.

Sgt.Tomas Archuleta
Milan Police Department

August 30, 2011

I had the honor of working with Officer Aragon when he worked with the New Mexico Sate Police in Espanola, New Mexico. I was relatively new back then, and Lloyd taught me the basics of street patrol. We had some laughs and experienced some exciting, perhaps even terrifying times, as all of us in law enforcement do.

I miss my friend very much. Rest in peace, brother.

Captain Octavio Ramos Jr. (Retired)
New Mexico Mounted Patrol

August 16, 2011

A tribute to a friend, co-worker, and one of the best Law Enforcement officers I ever had the honor of working with.
Hard to believe it's been 10 years.
Rest in peace my friend.

Mike Jones

August 1, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 1, 2010

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

May 17, 2010

LLoyd its been 9 years since we lost a great officer and father, I remember that morning when you offered your assistance in the pursuit and the heart break when your dispatcher called officer down, I never got to thank you for always backing me up when i was with Cibola County Sheriffs Department and always staying close by knowing there wasnt much backup nearby, so many officer aspire to be half the officer you were and only dream to reach your level. I wanted to let you know you are not forgotten even after all these years your still an inspiration.

John Lozano
Department of homeland security

February 9, 2010

Thank you for serving our wonderful state of New Mexico. You will not be forgotten, May God bless your families, children and loved ones. I myself am in the police academy right now and hope to be as strong as you when i get out on the streets. I chose you to write about in my first homework assisngment because I remember you and you being from the great state of NM. thank you!


January 24, 2009

just wanted to let you know i am thinking of you lloyd you were like a brother to me and i miss you !

felipe jauregui
nm state police

October 20, 2008

Well Lloyd it was 7 years ago yesterday that gave your your life while protecting the citizens of New Mexico. I will never forget the fear in the dispatchers voice that morning when she told that there was an officer down. That was the hardest and longest day in my 30 year career. I still remember the day you told me you were going to the State Police but you would be back. I still remember when you transferred back to Grants and all the conversations in my office.
I went to the National Law Enforcement in Washington this year to recognize you and all the other officers killed in the line of duty.
Lloyd it has taken all this time for me to finally put something in writing to you.
Thank you for your service and your frendship over the years and please keep an eye on all of us.

Fred Radosevich

Fred Radosevich Chief
Bernalillo Police Department

August 2, 2008

What a wonderful memorial held for all the fallen officers May 20, 2008 in Gallup. Your wife seems to be going good. She looked absolutely wonderful. God be with her and her family. I pray for strength and peace for her and the kids. You would be so proud of her. Keep watch over your fellow officers.

May 27, 2008

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