Police Escort Body of Fallen Alamogordo Officer Back to His Hometown


July 18, 2023, 12:35 am ,

BY: ABQ RAW Staff,

POSTED: at 7/17/2023 @ 5:30PM

Albuquerque, NM

In the early morning hours of July 15, 2023, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Alamogordo, NM involving the Alamogordo Police Department (APD).

NM State Police agents learned that on July 15, at around 2:30 a.m., an APD (Alamogordo PD) officer initiated a traffic stop on a Honda passenger vehicle driven by Dominic De La O, 26, of Alamogordo for driving with no headlights or taillights. De La O fled from the officer and crashed into a light pole at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and 1st Street. De La O fled the crash scene on foot and a foot pursuit ensued.

At some point during the foot pursuit De La O presented a concealed sawed-off shotgun and fired it toward one of the pursuing APD officers, striking him in the face. A second APD officer fired his duty weapon at least once towards De La O striking him in the leg.

De La O continued to flee on foot, and after a physical confrontation with officers at a residence at the 100 block of Delaware, De La O was taken into custody. De La O was treated and released from the hospital and taken into custody by the New Mexico State Police.

A day later, Officer Ferguson was taken off life support and died. On July 17th, his body was taken to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque to be examined. Late in the afternoon, an escort started the journey back to Alamogordo.

Officer Anthony Ferguson was 41 years old. He leaves behind his mother, father, four brothers, a daughter, and a son.

A tribute video can be watched here:


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