Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez issued a statement Saturday night following the shooting of law enforcement officers in Albuquerque. According to reports, a gunman ordered a citizen to call police and when they arrived – he opened fire – wounding two Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy. All three law enforcement officers were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The gunman died at the scene.
“I spoke tonight to Chief Banks and Sheriff Houston to offer my unwavering support for their departments and their officers. I have offered any and all help they may need from the State Police, the Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Corrections. My husband is a life-long law enforcement officer, so I fully understand the danger that our police officers face each and every day and the impact it has on their loved ones. I ask all New Mexicans to join Chuck and me in keeping these officers and their loved ones in our prayers.”