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 memorial for the fallen officer is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday at the Pan American Center. CONTINUE
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Two men wanted on murder charges in Ohio were arrested Friday in Doña Ana County, one of which is now charged on an open count of murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez. Jesse Hanes, 38, and James Nelson, 36, were said to be traveling in a silver 1991 Lexus that had been pulled over Friday afternoon by Officer Chavez. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives, who are investigating the shooting death, say Hanes allegedly shot ... CONTINUE
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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 ... CONTINUE
Justice Department files lawsuit against NMSU for alleged gender discrimination against assistant track coach
The Justice Department announced Thursday, Aug. 11 that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that New Mexico State University and its Board of Regents discriminated against a female former assistant track coach on the basis of sex by paying her less than similarly-situated men in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Justice Department’s complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of ... CONTINUE
Puppy kisses Volunteer Isabella Valdevit, 9, plays with a dog named Doinker, who is up for adoption at the Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market during the New Mexico’s taxfree shopping weekend on Saturday, Aug. 6. The Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley participated in the tax-free shopping making all animals adopted that weekend tax-free. More information can be found online at www.las- cruces. org/departments/ascmv. See Page A23 for more photos. BULLETIN PHOTO BY KIRSTINA ... CONTINUE