By Trend News Line 2024-02-13 10:42:10.
Las Cruces police Officer Fatally Stabbed While Responding to Trespassing Incident
On February 11, 2024, tragedy struck the Las Cruces Police Department as Officer Jonah Hernandez was fatally stabbed while responding to a report of trespassing on South Valley Drive. The news, reported by Fox News, sent shockwaves through the community and law enforcement agencies across New Mexico.
According to reports, Officer Hernandez was rushed to MountainView Regional Medical Center following the stabbing. Despite the efforts of medical personnel, he tragically succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Las Cruces Police Department, in a heartfelt Facebook post, announced that a law enforcement escort had been organized for the fallen officer. The escort began on February 12, 2024, at 6:30 pm on Camino de Salud on the University of New Mexico Hospital campus.
As news of Officer Hernandez’s untimely death spread, tributes and posts honoring his life and service flooded social media. The community mourned the loss of a dedicated officer who had served with the department for two years.
Authorities have revealed some details surrounding the incident. Officer Hernandez, originally from El Paso, Texas, responded to a report of trespassing on the 300 block of South Valley Drive. It was during his response to the incident that he was tragically stabbed.
The investigation into Officer Hernandez’s death is still in its preliminary stages. Authorities believe that the suspect, who trespassed on the property, is responsible for the stabbing. As of now, it has been revealed that the perpetrator was shot and killed by a witness who used the deceased officer’s radio to call for assistance.
The Las Cruces Police Department has organized a GoFundMe campaign titled “In loving memory of Officer Jonah Hernandez” to support his grieving family. With a goal of $100,000, the campaign has already raised over $54,000 from the contributions of more than 720 donors. Additionally, a local deposit account for donations has been set up at Citizens Bank of Las Cruces.
Officer Jonah Hernandez is being escorted from the New Mexico Medical Investigator’s Office in Albuquerque to a funeral facility in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Law enforcement agencies from across New Mexico and El Paso are expected to join in the escort to pay their respects to the fallen officer.
The tragic loss of Officer Hernandez serves as a somber reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers every day. The community and fellow officers are coming together to support his family during this difficult time..
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