Doña Ana County

DASO MOURNS DEATH OF RETIRED OFFICER

DASO MOURNS DEATH OF RETIRED OFFICER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Nov. 27, 2017

     The following statement was released by Doña Ana County Sheriff Enrique Vigil upon learning the tragic news that retired Las Cruces Police Officer J.R. Stewart had died Monday evening.

     "J.R. was a respected lawman who always wanted what was best for his community. The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department mourns his loss, and we extend our deepest condolences to the Stewart family."

     Stewart was reportedly on his motorcycle Monday near the intersection of Las Alturas and Sotol when two suspects, eluding police during a high-speed pursuit, crashed into him. New Mexico State Police are investigating the incident.