Statement from Attorney General Raúl Torrez on the Passing of Alamogordo Officer Anthony Ferguson

“Officer Anthony Ferguson served his community of Alamogordo with dedication, compassion, and bravery. His devotion to ensuring the safety of Alamogordo residents was unwavering. We mourn the loss of this heroic officer, and extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and fellow officers. 

Let us remember Officer Ferguson not only for his service, but also for his courage, integrity, and unwavering commitment to protect and serve our community,” said Attorney General Raúl Torrez.  

“In the pursuit of justice for Officer Ferguson, it has come to our attention that the alleged perpetrator was recently released from custody, despite the local DA’s unwavering attempts to detain this individual. We owe it to Officer Ferguson, and all law enforcement personnel, to enact common sense legislation for repeat offenders like this.   

I will continue to advocate for a more just system that keeps dangerous, repeat individuals detained until their day in court. We must ensure that such an incident never happens again and that those who threaten the safety of our community are held accountable.”  

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