End of Watch: Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Tour of Duty: 13 years
Badge Number: 251
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: At large
Deputy James McGrane was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Highway 337.
Deputy McGrane was shot twice while making contact with the driver of the vehicle. Within minutes of Deputy McGrane calling in the stop, witnesses in the area reported hearing two gunshots and seeing a white pickup flee the scene.
The suspect had previously served at least six years in jail on unrelated charges and is also wanted in connection with a murder that took place in November 2005. He remains at large.
Deputy McGrane had served with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department for 2 1/2 years. He had previously served with the New Mexico State Police and United States Postal Inspection Service for a total of 10 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and parents.
Agency Contact Information
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department
400 Roma NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 768-4100
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