Chaplains Minister in New Mexico After Officer is Stabbed to Death

By   •   February 13, 2024

After the fatal stabbing of a police officer, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains reminded the Las Cruces, New Mexico, community that Jesus Christ is the mender of broken hearts.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) provided emotional and spiritual support to the hurting in Las Cruces, New Mexico as they grieved a tragic police fatality on that took place on February 11.

Officer Jonah Hernandez—a two-year member of the Las Cruces, New Mexico Police Department—was stabbed to death while responding to a trespassing report. The 35-year-old is survived by his wife and two young sons.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Las Cruces Police Department and the family and friends of Officer Jonah Hernandez,” said Josh Holland, international director of the BG-RRT.

“It’s always difficult to hear of the tragic loss of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty,” he said. “Chaplains through our National Law Enforcement Ministry are trained for situations like this to listen to, comfort, pray and share God’s love with those who have been affected.”

Crisis-trained chaplains ministered to the officers, their families, and the community.

Please pray for Officer Hernandez’s loved ones, and for the people of Las Cruces.