Weekend services set for first responders killed in wrong-way crash on I-25

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SANTA FE, N.M. – Services are set for this weekend for the two men who were killed March 2 in a wrong-way crash and pursuit on I-25 near Santa Fe.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday for retired Las Vegas firefighter Frank Lovato. The rosary will be held at Our Lady Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, where a funeral will also take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Later Saturday, a public memorial service will be held for Santa Fe Police Officer Robert Duran at the Rio Rancho Events Center. Doors open at 12 p.m. and the service starts at 1 p.m.

Rio Rancho police are encouraging people to avoid the roads from the Events Center to Paseo del Volcan to 550 to I-25 around 3 p.m. Saturday.

A public guestbook is set up at Santa Fe police headquarters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Members of the public are welcome to sign the book and leave messages for Duran’s family.

Donations are being accepted for Duran and Lovato’s families, with proceeds going directly to the families.