Las Cruces community gathers to honor late officer

Yesterday law enforcement officials and the community gathered to say goodbye to Officer Donald J. Lewis. Lewis was hired at the sheriff’s department in September 1987 and earned his law enforcement certification on March 18, 1988. His tenure with the department began in 1974, when he volunteered with the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Auxiliary as a reserve deputy. He was found dead in his home over a week ago at the Age of 70.