ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police departments across New Mexico are set to host a procession along a 220-mile stretch of Interstate 25 today for a police officer killed following a traffic stop.
Dan Trujillo, a spokesman for the Las Cruces Police Department, said the procession for Officer Jose Chavez is tentatively set to start about 2 p.m. in Albuquerque. It should move through Socorro about 3 p.m., Truth or Consequences about 4 p.m., Hatch about 4:40 p.m. and Las Cruces at about 5 p.m.
The Las Cruces Police Department urged caution for those who wished to watch the procession.
“Motorists are asked to show their respect by safely pulling over to the right shoulder, completely off the roadway, and remaining there until the procession passes,” the post said.