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New Mexico sheriff names new deputy, grants birthday wish

April 16, 2019

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in southeastern New Mexico has sworn in a new deputy, fulfilling the birthday wish of 18-year-old Roman Leos.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage made Leos an honorary deputy during a birthday ceremony Monday.

Leos, who has Down syndrome, was dressed in full uniform and received a badge from his father, Pecos Valley Drug Task Force Commander Lennon Leos.

The new deputy also got to make his first arrest following a traffic stop in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office.

Roman Leos pulled over and then handcuffed deputy Alexander Duchene.

Roman Leos was also named an honorary SWAT officer.


Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus, http://www.currentargus.com/

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