PART 10 of 10@CopsConsTV obtained body camera footage of an interview with Dona Ana County Sheriff Deputy Diego Herrera from the February 4th, 2021 incident that resulted in New Mexico State Police officer Darian Jarrott being killed.
Deputy Herrera advised he just started day shift the day before. On that date (February 4, 2021) he was assigned to district four, which covers I-10 south to Vado and La Mesa.
When the pursuit started, Deputy Herrera was at fleet near the Walmart on Walton Street.
Deputy Herrera advised he had just left when his partner was dispatched to a pursuit. It came in as an agency assist, pursuit coming in from Deming.
At that point, Deputy Herrera asked dispatch to put him on the call. He started heading down towards Lohman. The next radio transmission Deputy Herrera remembers hearing was New Mexico State Police Officer shot and is possibly ten-seven (Killed).
At that point, Deputy Herrera engaged his lights and siren. Another radio transmission confirmed the officer was ten-seven. Deputy Herrera called his brother, who is a Captain for State Police in Deming and told him they would stop him here in Las Cruces.
After the phone call, Deputy Herrera focused on what he was doing. There were so many people getting on the radio, there was no specific place no one wanted to set up at.
Deputy Herrera heard over the radio that the suspect was shooting out of his vehicle at units on the side of the road.
Deputy Herrera advised he got to the 132-exit, which is the Picacho Street exit on I-10.
He was at the bridge and was going to get his rifle out and his spikes, but he heard they were passing the 135 (mile marker) so it was too late to do that. At this point, Deputy Herrera got back into his unit and waited for the pursuit to get close. When he saw the pursuit coming, he saw a big gap between the suspect vehicle and the units.
Deputy Herrera began to speed up and jumped in the pursuit as the primary vehicle. He did not want this guy to get away. In Deputy Herrera’s mind, this guy needed to be stopped with whatever it took, he was going to be stopped. Deputy Herrera was already thinking about ramming or pitting him.
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