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Seated, Wayne Brazil, confessed to killing Pat Garrett
Courtesy of  Sheriff Juan Hernandez 2005
 

 

Some of these photographs show Dona Ana County's Sheriffs since pre-civil
war days. This group of pictures was compiled and presented to the county by
former Sheriff Miguel Apodaca. The most famous chief law enforcement
officer of the county was Pat Garrett, the man who shot Billy the Kid.

Sheriffs of Dona Ana County
Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department

1852-1854

1854

1854-1855

1855

1855

1856-1859

1859-1861

1861-1862

1863

1863-1865

1865

1865-1868

1869-1871

1871-1878

1879-1880

1881

1881-1882

1883-1884

1885-1886

1887-1888

1889-1892

1892-1894

1895-1896

1896

1896-1900

1901-1905

1905-1908

John Jones

Thomas Chunton

Samuel Bean

Benjamin H. Read

Jesus Lucero

Samuel Bean

Marcial Padilla

John A. Roberts

Frederick Burkner

Apolonia Bareia

Reyes Escontreras

Mariano Barela

Fabian Gonzales

Mariano Barela

Henry J. Cuniffe

.James W. Southwick

Thomas J. Bull

Guadalupe Ascarate

Eugene Van Patton

Santiago P. Ascarate

Mariano Barela

Martin Lohman

Guadalupe Ascarate

Numa Edward Raymond

Patrick Floyd Garrett

Jose R. Lucero

Felipe Lucero

1909-1912

1913-1916

1917-1820

1821-1922

1923-1924

1825-1928

1929-1930

1931-1934

1935-1936

1837-1940

1941-1944

1944-1948

1948-1950

1950-1954

1954-1959

1959-1962

1963-1965

1965-1970

1971-1974

1975-1978

1879-1862

1963-1986

1987-1990

1991-1994

1995-1998

1998

1999-2002

Jose R.  Lucero

Felipe Lucero

Jose R. Lucero

Felipe Lucero

Donaciano Rodriguez

Jose R. Lucero

Felipe Lucero

Ricardo Triviz

Jose R. Lucero

Jose M. Viramontes

Miguel F. Apodaca

Santos Ramirez

A L. Apodaca

Jose M. Viramontes

Frank Z. Romero

Alfredo H. Garcia

Reyes Barala

Rudolf Gonzalas

Edward DiMatteo

Antonio Gonzales

Edward DiMatteo

Henry B. Diaz

Cooney Sarracino

Ray Storment

Jan Cary

Jamas Robles

Juan Hernandez

Addendum : Jose M. Viramontes D: Age 57. Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Aug. 5, 1895. Been a resident of NM since age of two years. Completed grade school and entered employment in merchandise establishment at age of 12. Was self-employed from 1916-1933, when engaged as appraiser with Federal Land Bank of Wichita, KS. Later entered customs service in El Paso. Held position as field agent with corporation commission from 1935-1936. Held office as county Sheriff from 1937 to 1940. Self employed until reappointed Sheriff Oct. 1949. Father of 13 children, 11 living.


Joe G. Melendres R: Age 42, Born in Dona Ana, NM, Jan. 21 1910. Has been resident of New Mexico for life-time. Nov resident of 429 South San Pedro, Las Cruces. Completed grade school and four years of high school in Dona Ana Co. Experience: Has been engaged in grocery business, farming, retail stores and trucking. Is now engaged in liquor business. Held off for four years as constable in precinct 29.

Other Photos

William Randall Greer left - John Franklin Greer, El Paso, Texas ca.1910
Leaders the Greer Gang, Lincoln County, Dona Ana County, El Paso Texas, 
Sierra County, Luna County and Mexico

John Franklin Greer and wife Maggie May Corn
Bonito Canyon, Lincoln County, NM ca. 1905
 


Greer hide-out on San Andres Ranch
White Sands Missile Range, Dona Ana County NM (recent photo)


William Randall Greer, center, Camp Kearney, Ca., 1918
Taken shortly before his death-bed confession on 16 November 1918

all photo presentations C. W. Barnum 2003-2008

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