PEARCE: SHERIFF JUAN HERNANDEZ WAS A FRIEND, PUBLIC SERVANT

Sep 12, 2013

Las Cruces, NM (September 12, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement on the passing of former Doña Ana County Sheriff Juan Hernandez:

“I’m saddened today by the loss of my good friend, Sheriff Juan Hernandez.  He was one of the first elected officials I made friends with and worked with when I came into office. Despite our differences in party affiliation, Sheriff Hernandez reached across the aisle to meet common goals, and taught me about bipartisanship.  He was a great leader during a turbulent time for our state, admirably handled difficult issues that were happening near the border. He had a steady hand, and was a good friend to work with.”