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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 02/08/10

February 2010

Officer Sanchez cooking supper in Pecos Wilderness
Officer Sanchez cooking supper in the Pecos Wilderness


Rey Sanchez

Duty Station:

Raton, NM

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Raton Supervisory District (Raton, Clayton, Springer, Cimarron, Eagle Nest Officers) which includes GMUs 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 59.


Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University

Length of Service:

11 years

Specialty or Interest:

Law Enforcement Investigations, Standard Field Sobriety Test instructor for NMDGF Officers and other Law Enforcement Agencies in New Mexico. 

Current Projects/Assignments:

Submitting the 2009-2010 GMU 48 enforcement summary, assisting with buffalo removal and repairing fence at Wagon Mound Wildlife Area, planning and coordinating Raton Supervisory District’s activities.

Best Thing About the Job:

No two days are the same. 

Most Common Question People Have:

What is the fishing like on the Valle Vidal portion of the Carson National Forest?    


The fishing is great and it is a good place to view wildlife.  Remember all portions of the Valle Vidal are considered Special Trout Waters.  This means all streams on the Valle Vidal are catch and release only.  An artificial fly or lure with a single barbless hook must be used.  Shuree Ponds on the Valle is also a Special Trout Water with the same tackle restrictions.  The bag limit at Shuree Ponds is two trout 15” or larger.       

Contact Information:

Phone 575-445-2311 or e-mail

Other Important Info:

My wife Tamsen and I have three sons Kayden, Reymond and Derick who I enjoy watching and coaching in Little League baseball and Pop Warner football.