On Thursday, May 5, 2016, slain New Mexico State Police Officer Nash Garcia will be honored at the 25th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial at the United States Indian Police Academy in Artesia, NM.

The annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial service honors tribal, state, local, and federal law enforcement officers working on federal Indian lands and in tribal communities who have given their lives in the line of duty. This year’s memorial will honor the deaths of NMSP Officer Nash Garcia, Officer Anthony “Tony” Edward Lossiah of the Cherokee Indian Police Department, and Officer Alex Kee Yazzie of the Navajo Nation Police Department.

NMSP Officer Nash Garcia was killed on April 11, 1952 when Officer Garcia was in pursuit of two suspects on the Acoma Indian Reservation. Officer Garcia was ambushed and killed by the two subjects. Both suspects were later convicted of his murder.

During this year’s memorial, Officer Nash Garcia's name will be added to the National Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Memorial located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia.
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Attn: Office of the Chief
P.O. Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504