New Mexico State Police Officer Justin Hare to be Honored in Funeral Service

Albuquerque, New Mexico: A funeral service is set to take place for New Mexico State Police Officer Justin Hare, who tragically lost his life in an alleged shooting incident involving Jaremy Smith of Marion, South Carolina. Officer Hare’s memorial will be held on Wednesday, honoring his service and sacrifice. The community is invited to pay their respects along the procession route to commemorate Officer Hare’s dedication to protecting and serving the public.

Officer Hare was dispatched to assist Jaremy Smith, originally called to aid with a flat tire on I-40. However, the routine assistance turned deadly when Smith reportedly shot Officer Hare without warning, later stealing the patrol car after the attack. Despite efforts by law enforcement to locate Smith driving the stolen patrol car, only Officer Hare was found inside, succumbing to his injuries at a nearby hospital.

The funeral procession will escort Officer Hare from Daniels Funeral Home in Rio Rancho to Legacy Church in Albuquerque, where a funeral mass will be held to honor his memory. The entire community is encouraged to partake in this solemn occasion to acknowledge Officer Hare’s bravery, dedication, and selflessness in the line of duty. NMSP Chief Troy Weisler emphasized the importance of paying tribute to Officer Hare’s service and commitment to protecting the community.

The tragic loss of Officer Hare has deeply impacted the law enforcement community in New Mexico, highlighting the dangers officers face while carrying out their duties. The incident serves as a somber reminder of the risks officers take every day to ensure the safety and well-being of the public. The outpouring of support from the community during this difficult time underscores the unity and solidarity in honoring Officer Hare’s ultimate sacrifice.

As preparations for the funeral service continue, the community remains united in honoring Officer Hare’s memory and recognizing his contributions to upholding the law and safeguarding the community. The funeral service serves as a moment of remembrance and reflection, allowing friends, family, and colleagues to come together in honoring Officer Hare’s legacy and commitment to serving others. May his memory live on as a symbol of courage and dedication in the face of adversity.