Sheriff Steve Ackerman
Lea County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 26 years
Cause: Automobile accident
Sheriff Steve Ackerman was killed in a single vehicle crash on Highway 285, near Encino, in Torrance County.
He was driving to Santa Fe on official business to join other sheriffs from throughout the state as they met with the stage legislature.
Sheriff Ackerman had served with the Lea County Sheriff's Office for 14 years and had previously served with the Lea County Detention Center for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and children.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Undersheriff Tom Dunford
Lea County Sheriff's Office
1417 S Commercial Street
Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: (575) 396-3611