Santa Fe Police identify officer that died in crash following pursuit

Officer Robert Duran joined the Santa Fe Police Department as a police cadet in 2015.



STEPHANIE: NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE IS STLIL INVESTIGATING EXACTLY WHAT LED UP TO THIS CRASH. THE I-25 SOUTHBOUND LESAN, THE INTERSTATE, HAS BNEE REOPED,NE BUT THE NORTHBOUND IS STILL CLOSED. THERE IS STILL P ARETTY ACTIVE SCENE BEHIND ME. WE DID LEARN THE NAME OF THAT OFFICER. ROBERT DURAN. NTSAA FE POLICE TELLS US HE IS THE FIRST OFFICER TO DIE IN THE LINEF O DUTY SINCE THE 1930’S. A KIDNAPPING THAT HAPPENED EARLY WEDNESDAY MOINRNG IN SANTA FE TURNED INTO A DEADLY CRASH. ACCORDING TO SANTA FE POLI,CE THE KIDNAPPING STARTED AT THE RANCHO VIZCAYA APARTMENTS. >> AT 11:14 A.M., OFFICERS LOCATED THE VEHICLE ON SAWMILL ROAD AND SAINT FRANCIS. STEPHANIE: THAT LED TO A POLICE CHASE ON I-25. >> THE DRIVER GOT ONTO THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF TRAFFIC TRAVELING SOUTHBOU.ND THE CRASH OCCURR AEDT MILE MARKER 286. STEPHANIE: THE CRASH INVOLVING AT LEAST FOUR CA.RS TWO WERE SANTA FE POLICE DEPARTMENT UNITS. ONE WAS THE CAR THE SUSPECT WAS DRIVING, THE OTHER, A CAR JUST DRIVING DOWN I-25. TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED, ONE WAS OFFICER BERORT DUR.AN >> OFFICER DURAN WAS WELL RESPECTED AND LOVED BY HIS PEERS. WE AS A DEPARTMENT AND INDIVIDUALS ARE STILL GRIEVING HAS LOST. STEPHANI OE:FFICER DURAN JOINED THE SANTA FE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN JANUARY 2015. HE WAS 43-YEARS-D,OL AND MAREDRI WITH TWO TEENAGE SONS. TH E INVESTIGATION SHUTTING DNOW I-25 FOR HOURS. >> IT IS SWLO AND WE OWE THAT TO OFFICER DURAN’S FAMILY TO HIM. WE ALSO OWITE TO THE CIVILIAN THAT WAS KILLED. TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INVESTIGATION IS AS PERFECT AS IT CAN BE. >> THIS IS A HITOR F ALL OF US . THIS IS GOING TO TAKE US A WHILE WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER. THIS IS DEVASTINATG FOR ALL OF US. STEPHAE:NI POLICE SAY THE WOMAN INVOLVED IN THAT KIDNAPPING HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. POLICE ARE ALSO WORKING ON FIGURING OUT THE IDENTITY OF THE OTHER PEONRS KILLED IN THIS CRASH TODAY. SHEL:LY SANTA FE POLICE PLAN

Santa Fe Police identify officer that died in crash following pursuit

Officer Robert Duran joined the Santa Fe Police Department as a police cadet in 2015.

Santa Fe Police have named the officer who died in the crash that followed a chase Wednesday on Interstate 25.Police say Officer Robert Duran was chasing a suspect involved in a kidnapping and a carjacking that happened in Santa Fe on Wednesday morning. During the chase, two Santa Fe Police units, the suspect, and another driver crashed. Officer Duran and the other driver not in the chase died in the crash.Officer Duran joined the Santa Fe Police Department in January of 2015 as a police cadet. He was assigned to the Santa Fe Police patrol division and was a member of the Emergency Response Team. Officer Duran is survived by a wife and two teenage sons.

Santa Fe Police have named the officer who died in the crash that followed a chase Wednesday on Interstate 25.

Police say Officer Robert Duran was chasing a suspect involved in a kidnapping and a carjacking that happened in Santa Fe on Wednesday morning. During the chase, two Santa Fe Police units, the suspect, and another driver crashed. Officer Duran and the other driver not in the chase died in the crash.

Officer Duran joined the Santa Fe Police Department in January of 2015 as a police cadet. He was assigned to the Santa Fe Police patrol division and was a member of the Emergency Response Team.

Officer Duran is survived by a wife and two teenage sons.

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