Public memorial service set for March 12 for fallen Santa Fe police officer

SANTA FE, N.M. – A public memorial service is set for Saturday in Rio Rancho to honor the life of a fallen Santa Fe police officer killed in the line of duty.

Senior Police Officer Robert Duran will be honored in a March 12 service set for 1 p.m. at the Rio Rancho Events Center.

Members of the public, media and all active and retired safety professionals – as well as state, local and community leaders – are invited to attend the service honoring Duran’s life and service.

Officer Duran and former Las Vegas firefighter Frank Lovato were killed March 2 in a deadly, wrong-way pursuit crash on I-25 near Santa Fe. Duran joined Santa Fe police in January 2015.

The suspect accused of setting off the crash was arrested Saturday.