SANTA FE — Late Sunday, the Alamogordo Police Department announced that Officer Anthony Ferguson, who was shot in the line of duty on July 15, 2023, passed away in an El Paso hospital. Officer Ferguson is survived by his mother, father, four brothers, his daughter, and son.
Officer Ferguson was shot in a confrontation following a routine traffic stop that escalated to a car chase. The suspect who was shot and injured by police in the incident was also involved in an officer-involved shooting in early January.
Senator Bill Burt (R-Alamogordo) and Senator Ron Griggs (R-Alamogordo) issued the following statement:
“Today, we mourn the loss of Officer Anthony Ferguson who sacrificed his life for the safety of our community. His heroic actions will never be forgotten and we must continue our fight to keep career criminals like the perpetrator charged with Officer Ferguson’s death off the streets. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ferguson family during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.”