Officer Shaw leaving Tucumcari Police force

By QCS

Moving on…
Police Sgt. Darrick Shaw, who has worked almost 13 years for the Tucumcari Police Department, is leaving the department to pursue a job with an international peace mission in the Middle East.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” Shaw said. “I love my job here and I’m going to miss it. There’s a family atmosphere here, and the biggest thing is the camaraderie among the officers.”

Shaw who began his law enforcement career as a narcotics agent has been responsible for seizing about $6 million in drugs during his tenure in Tucumcari. He has also found and or seized about $700,000 in cash related to illegal drug activities, Shaw said.

He estimates about $500,000 came back to the department to purchase equipment.

Most recently, he found $205,950 in the trunk of a car. The driver of the car relinquished ownership.