“Alamogordo Police Officer Anthony Ferguson Dies in Shooting Incident”

By | July 17, 2023



Officer Anthony Ferguson of the Alamogordo Police Department in New Mexico has tragically passed away after being shot during a chase. The 41-year-old officer was an 11-year veteran of the department, serving as a Field Training Officer in the Patrol Division. He leaves behind his mother, father, four brothers, daughter, and son.

The incident occurred on Saturday when officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Dominic De La O for driving without lights. De La O fled from the officers, crashed into a light pole, and fled the scene on foot. Pursuing authorities engaged in a chase with De La O, during which he allegedly fired a sawed-off shotgun at Officer Ferguson, striking him in the face. Another officer fired back, hitting De La O in the leg. De La O was apprehended shortly after.

The Alamogordo Police Department will be holding a news conference to provide further details on the incident. This tragic event serves as a reminder of the dangers that law enforcement officers face every day while working to protect their communities.

The loss of Officer Ferguson is a devastating blow to the Alamogordo Police Department and the community as a whole. His dedication and service will be remembered, and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. Support and condolences pour in from all corners of the state, as fellow officers, friends, and family mourn the loss of a brave and selfless individual.

It is crucial to remember the risks that law enforcement officers take to maintain public safety and to show our gratitude and support for their service. The loss of Officer Ferguson highlights the importance of recognizing and appreciating the sacrifices made by those in uniform..