Sergeant Matthew Moreno was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 12, near Valdez, while responding to a domestic incident at 8:00 pm.
Sergeant Moreno's patrol pickup and a second patrol vehicle both collided with a vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. Sergeant Moreno and the two occupants of the other vehicle, including an infant, all succumbed to their injuries. A deputy in Sergeant Moreno's vehicle and the deputy in the second patrol car were both injured.
Sergeant Moreno had served with the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one stepson.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Acting Sheriff Derek Navarette
Las Animas County Sheriff's Office
2309 East Main Street
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: (719) 846-2211