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Statement by Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney on the Fatal Shooting of Navajo Tribal Police Officer Houston Largo

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney released the following statement regarding yesterday’s fatal shooting of Houston Largo, a Police Officer with the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, who was commissioned as a Special Federal Officer by the BIA’s Office of Justice Services:


“Officer Houston Largo was a dedicated law enforcement officer and a courageous public servant. Officer Largo leaves behind an enduring legacy that will live on in the lives he touched through the work that the BIA, the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and all tribal police officers continue to perform to safeguard and protect our tribal communities. His loss is a tragic reminder that the work of our law enforcement officers is profoundly heroic and deserving of our most emphatic support. The thoughts and prayers of the law enforcement community are with Officer Largo’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. And as we go forward, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office intend to honor his service and his sacrifice by continuing to fight for the values he protected every day, and to protect the tribal communities for whom he gave his life.”

Updated March 13, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice