Hundreds of friends, family and fellow police officers took part in the funeral (in Rio Rancho) and burial (at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe) on Monday of former Santa Fe Police Department Officer Tim LaForge. He was 49.
The 15-year department veteran who was also a proud veteran of the U.S. Army was found dead last week in his Rio Rancho home, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.
He had recently retired from SFPD.
The New Mexican, by policy, does generally not cover suicides. Since this blog is frequented by many in the criminal justice community in Northern New Mexico who knew Tim, I wanted to make sure to acknowledge his passing and post links to his obituary and an online guest book people can post comments on. Here are those links:
Also, here is a link to the obituary of Mark Sanckez, 33, a Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy who also reportedly committed suicide two weeks ago and was buried a week prior to LaForge.