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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 2, 2016

Statement by U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez on Fatal Shooting of Alamogordo Police Officer Clint Corvinus

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez issued the following statement upon learning of the fatal shooting of Officer Clint Corvinus, 33, of the Alamogordo Police Department:

“On behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the entire federal law enforcement community, I want to express our deepest condolences to the family of Officer Clint Corvinus and the men and women of the Alamogordo Police Department. 

“Today Officer Clint Corvinus joined the list of law enforcement officer-heroes who sacrificed themselves while safeguarding their communities, and protecting their fellow citizens.  Since March of 2015, New Mexico’s list of fallen officer-heroes has grown to include Officer Alex Yazzie of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, Officer Gregg Benner of the Rio Rancho Police Department, Officer Daniel Webster of the Albuquerque Police Department and Officer Jose Chavez of the Hatch Police Department. 

“When even a list of one is too long and at a time when the list of fallen officer-heroes is growing far too quickly, we, as a community, are grieving.  Each of these losses is a tragedy.  Each breaks our hearts.  And each leaves a void that can never be filled.  Beyond the profound losses suffered by loved ones they leave behind wound, our fallen officer-heroes leave behind comrades, deeply affected with unseen wounds, who carry forward with their work. 

“Although words cannot relieve the pain or ease the sorrow Officer Corvinus’s family is experiencing today, I hope they can take comfort in knowing that their community and law enforcement officers throughout New Mexico and the country will always remember Officer Corvinus’s sacrifice.”

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Updated September 6, 2016