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CHAVEZ, J. 1 Law enforcement agencies from Albuquerque to Las Cruces will participate in a somber procession late Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, to bring home a fallen hero. The body of Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez was transported to Albuquerque for autopsy on Saturday and will be returned to Las Cruces – his hometown – on Monday afternoon in advance of funeral services scheduled for later this week. Law enforcement agencies, fire departments and ...

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HONORING A HERO Left: Sitel Security Guard Diana Rojo watches the procession of law enforcement vehicles and citizens that accompanies the hearse carrying slain Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez on Monday, Aug. 15. “This is hitting me hard,” Rojo said. “I come from a family of law enforcement. I know what the families are going through.” A public funeral for the fallen officer is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Pan American Center on the ...

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