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Melecio "Pat" Salazar

October 18, 1976 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 44)


Salazar, Melecio “Pat” Jr.

Age 44, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020. He was born in Grants, NM on October 18, 1976, to Melecio and Priscilla Salazar, Sr. 
He was preceded in death by his father and brother Patrick Salazar.
Melecio is survived by his wife, Amber M. Salazar; mother, Priscilla L. Salazar; sons, Ryan Salazar and Joshua Salazar; daughters, Kandra Blea, Lyric Thomas and Amora Salazar; sisters, Rita Salazar and Gloria Lopez; brothers, Bobby Salazar, Ricki Duran and Tony Duran.
He graduated from Grants High School in 1994. He had worked for the Milan Police Department, Acoma Police Department, Gallup Police Department and McKinley County Sheriffs Office and retired as Chief of Police after 24 years in Law Enforcement. His additional accomplishments while in law enforcement were Lt. Sgt. K9 certified and was on the McKinley County/Cibola County Narcotics Task Force. He recently worked for Dynamic Enterprises as a Group Dealer for the North West Region of New Mexico.
He was a member of the Chief of Police Association and Municipal League. His other interests included: traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking, grilling, riding motorcycles, flying drones, video games, poker, slot machines, and singing. He will be remembered for his years of service and dedication to law enforcement as well as his positive impact among family, friends, and community members. 
A Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. He will be honored with a police motorcade from Albuquerque to Grants, NM at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020 with an arrival at the City of Grants Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. for a Graveside Service and Interment.
Daniels Family Funeral Services
3113 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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November 17, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque

Graveside Service
November 20, 2020

10:00 AM
City of Grants Memorial Park
500 W. Roosevelt Ave
Grants, NM 87020

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