New Mexico State Police remember a fallen Officer:

Officer Lloyd Aragon
New Mexico State Police
Duty Station: Grants
Died on August 1, 2001 – Age 37

On August 1, 2001 Officer Lloyd Aragon and another Officer were on their way to Albuquerque from Grants to testify in Federal Court. They heard on the police radio about a pursuit heading toward their location on Interstate 40. In an attempt to assist with the pursuit, they parked the unit on the right shoulder of eastbound Interstate 40 near exit 126. Officer Aragon then entered the center median on foot to deploy stop sticks, which are tire deflation devices. As the pursued vehicle approached the stop sticks, the driver of the vehicle drove into the center median and Officer Aragon was struck and ran over by the vehicle. He died instantly. The driver of the vehicle was apprehended immediately after and was charged with numerous felony charges. Officer Aragon had been with the State Police for eight years and had a total of 13 years in Law Enforcement. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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