Hatch, NM. Police Officer Killed. 3 in custody – UPDATE

Hatch Police officer has perished from his injuries

The officer who was shot during a traffic stop in Hatch earlier this afternoon who was identified as 33-year-old, Jose Chavez has died, according to Hatch Mayor Andy Nunez.

Chavez died as a result of his injuries. He had been with the department for two years.

“Tonight, Officer Chavez is an officer of every department; we all feel the tremendous loss for his family and for our community,” Kelly Jameson, a department spokeswoman said.

Please see earlier report here Hatch, NM. Police Officer shot. 3 in custody

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