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Sheriff’s deputy recovering after rollover crash on duty

December 1, 2019

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart says a deputy is doing “remarkably well” after his patrol car rolled over.

Stewart said Sunday that 31-year-old deputy Christopher Patton was responding to a call for help from another deputy when his Ford Crown Victoria rolled Saturday night.

Patton was taken to a hospital in the Las Cruces area and later to University Medical Center in El Paso for treatment of head trauma. Patton has two years of experience with the sheriff’s office.