We are beyond heartbroken with this news……5 New Mexico Police Officers have been killed in the last year and a half. We are in constant prayer for Officer Corvinus and his family, fellow Officers and the community of Alamogordo. We also mourn for the state of New Mexico and what it has turned into, a haven for criminals. Murder has no zip code. Way to many do not value life. Crime is out of control in New Mexico, it has become a safe haven for thugs. The courts have failed. Law Enforcement in the state is understaffed to deal with this ongoing emergency, and yes it is an emergency.
In such a short time we have seen the murder of Officer Jose Chavez of Hatch, NM and the Satanic murder of 10 year old Victoria Martens of Albuquerque and now the killing of Officer Corvinus. All these killings by people that should have been behind bars.
Jesus Christ is our only hope.
From The Alamogordo Police Department Facebook Page
September 2, 2016
On September 2, 2016, two uniformed patrol officers from the Alamogordo Police Department were conducting routine patrol in the 600 block of S. Florida Avenue. The officers encountered a male subject, later identified as 38 year old Joseph Moreno. Officers made contact with Mr. Moreno, a foot pursuit resulted from this contact. At some point during the foot pursuit shots were fired. The suspect, Joseph Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene. Joseph Moreno had 3 active warrants for his arrest.
During the incident Officer Clint Corvinus, 33 years of age was struck by gunfire. Officer Corvinus was transported to GCRMC (Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center) where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Corvinus was pronounced deceased at 0918 a.m., September 2, 2016.
Officer Corvinus was a 4 ½ year veteran of the Alamogordo Police Department and was a Field Training Officer at the time of the incident. Officer Corvinus was a graduate of Academy del Sol High School. Officer Corvinus graduated from the New Mexico Police Academy in June of 2013. He is survived by his parents, a 15 year old daughter, and a girlfriend. We would ask that you be respectful of the family’s privacy at this time.
The high presence of tactical teams, to include police helicopters were requested following direct threats made to law enforcement by known associates of the suspect. There are no known additional suspects at this time.
Citizens of Alamogordo and Otero County will not see a lapse in police services. Local surrounding agencies will be taking calls for service while the Alamogordo Police Department and community grieve the loss of a police officer. Joseph Moreno has a lengthy criminal history to include the following:
•Felon in Possession of a Deadly Weapon
•Aggravated Residential Burglary
•Escape from Custody
•Numerous probation violations
The officer involved shooting incident is being investigated by the New Mexico State Police.
Any and all details regarding that investigation can be forwarded to Sergeant Elizabeth Armijo with the New Mexico State Police.
Prepared By: Deputy Chief of Police Roger Schoolcraft Approved by: Chief of Police Daron Syling