Highway dedicated to two local state policemen

September 18, 2011 • Local News

A four-mile portion of U.S. Highway 70 in southeast New Mexico will be named after two Roswell natives and state policemen who lost their lives in a helicopter crash. The highway dedication will commemorate Patrolman Damon Talbott and Patrolman Ramon Robert Solis. Both Solis and Talbott were based in Roswell.

The medical helicopter crashed east of Roswell around 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2001. The helicopter, owned by Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, was returning from a training exercise. Two others were seriously injured in the accident.

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