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Undersheriff Tom Dunford
Lea County Sheriff's Office
1417 S Commercial St.
Lovington, NM 88260
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Sheriff Steve Ackerman was killed in a single vehicle crash. Sheriff Ackerman was driving to Santa Fe on official business to join other sheriffs throughout the state of New Mexico for a meeting with state legislature. Sheriff Ackerman is the 2nd officer to be killed in a single vehicle crash in 2017 and the first officer fatality from the state of New Mexico.