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Santa Fe Police Officer Robert Duran Killed in Pursuit Crash

Santa Fe Police Officer Robert Duran Killed in Pursuit Crash

Santa Fe Police Officer Robert Duran Credit Santa Fe Police Department

Santa Fe Police Officer Robert Duran Credit Santa Fe Police Department

Officer Duran and a civilian in another car died in a crash during a pursuit of a man suspected of carjacking and kidnapping a woman. The suspect who has not been named, escaped on foot and is still at large.

This is a developing story.

Santa Fe Police Department Press Release

Santa Fe Police Officer in Fatal Crash Identified

Santa Fe, NM – March 2, 2022, Santa Fe Police Officer Robert Duran died in a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 25 today following a pursuit of a motor vehicle. Officer Duran was well respected and loved by his peers. We as a Department and as individuals are still grieving and processing his loss.

Officer Duran joined the Santa Fe Police Department in January 2015 as a police cadet. He was assigned to the Patrol Section and served as a member of the department’s Emergency Response Team. Officer Duran was 43 years of age. He was married and has two teenage sons.

Officer Duran is the third Santa Fe Police Officer lost in the line of duty.

Our condolences are with the family of Robert Duran, and the family of the other driver lost in today’s tragic crash. We humbly ask everyone to please respect the family’s privacy at this time and allow them time to grieve.

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Media Contact: Ben Valdez, Deputy Chief of Police, 505-955-5040 or [email protected]
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