Alamogordo officer dies in shootout
Albuquerque Police Department officers escort the body of Alamogordo police officer Clint Corvinus, 33, to the Office of the Medical Investigator on Friday evening. Corvinus was shot and killed during a chase near the White Sands Trailer Park. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
ALAMOGORDO – An Alamogordo police officer was shot and killed Friday morning during a foot pursuit of a man with multiple warrants, making it the second on-duty death of an officer in the state in less than a month.
JOSEPH MORENO. (SOURCE: Alamogordo Police Department)
The suspect, Joseph Moreno, was also killed in the morning shootout near a trailer park in Alamogordo, police said at a news conference.
Police identified the slain officer as Clint Corvinus, 33, a four-year veteran who graduated from high school in Alamogordo. Authorities said he is survived by his parents, girlfriend and an 8-year-old daughter.
SOURCE: Alamogordo Police Department
“I am again so very saddened to see that yet another courageous law enforcement officer has been killed in the line of duty,” Gov. Susana Martinez said in a statement, adding that violence against law enforcement in the state must end.