Bullet strikes badge after Farmington officer-involved shooting Web Staff
October 03, 2017 07:03 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez shared a photograph of the bullet that struck a New Mexico State Police officer's badge in a shootout with a suspect last month in Farmington.


Police discovered three wanted felons in a truck during a traffic stop. Police say officer Dwayne Simpson was shot in the chest by suspect William Wilson. His vest and badge stopped the bullet from doing any damage.

The bullet is still lodged in the badge. Wilson was killed in the shootout.

"Brave men and women like Officer Simpson put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe," Martinez said in her Facebook post. "I spent 25 years as a prosecutor; I’ve seen their courage and sacrifices first-hand."

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