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N.M. Officer Hit By Car, Dies of Injuries

December 09, 2013  | 

Sandoval County, N.M., sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Baron, who was injured Thursday while investigating a weather-related crash on Interstate 25, died Friday afternoon despite what Sheriff Doug Wood told the Albuquerque Journal was a “gallant” effort by hospital staff to save his life.

The 47-year-old Baron, an eight-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, had been listed in critical but stable condition after being hit by a car while investigating a crash on roads made dangerous by a snowstorm that hit the state.

Baron was outside his patrol car when he was hit by a car on northbound I-25 near San Felipe Casino, authorities said.

Tags: Officer Down, Officers Struck By Vehicles, Sandoval County (N.M.) Sheriff


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Trigger @ 12/10/2013 7:26 AM

Brother Robert may the Good Lord hold you and your family close. In this profession bad things can and do happen quickly. Rest in peace my friend.

S.S. @ 12/10/2013 11:14 AM

Sgt. Baron, your time came too soon. But you're in a better place than we are. I didn't have the pleasure to meet you, but you are definately a hero in my book. I offer my prayers , and my condolences to you, your family and your brothers and sisters in blue.

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