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OFFICER DOWN: New Mexico Officer Stabbed to Death






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Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez

Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, February 11, 2024


Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez was stabbed to death while responding to a trespassing call at the 300 block of South Valley Drive in Las Cruces.

A witness to the stabbing shot the suspect while another witness called 911 for help.

Officer Hernandez was transported to MountainView Regional Medical Center where he died from a knife wound to his neck.

The subject had a lengthy criminal record and mental illness.

Officer Hernandez had served with the Las Cruces Police Department for two years. His wife and two sons survived him. The officer was 35 years old and began his career two years ago