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Procession escorts physique of slain NMSP officer to Deming

“This one hurts because you are young, life is precious,” said Jose Villegas, NMSP chaplain. “We have to take on life, and in this case he’s a teenager, a young family.”

The procession included dozen of first responders making the trip to southern New Mexico.

“I’ve been doing this for 32 years, I’ve made many deaths on duty in New Mexico,” Villegas said. “What is so important and what people need to know is that police officers are people, they have souls, they have heart lungs, they have consciousness.”

The New Mexico State Police said Jarrott’s family will make a public statement at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Deming.