City can’t discuss Hatcher’s dismissal

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor City Manager Bobbye Rose said the termination of Police Chief Roger Hatcher is a personnel matter and she is not able discuss it. “Since he (Hatcher) has hired an attorney we are looking at possible litigation,” Rose said. Hatcher said Friday he received a letter from Rose on Jan. […]

Tucumcari chief too quick to act with stun gun

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said there were “a lot of issues” that led to his shooting a teenage girl with two Taser darts last week: She was running away from police, through traffic without looking, he said. She had committed a delinquent act, maybe even bloodied her mother’s lip. The chief […]

Nikko Nathan is Tucumcari’s most wanted suspect

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said suspect Nikko Nathan is No. 1 on Tucumcari’s most wanted list. Hatcher cited the department’s ongoing search for shooting suspect Nikko Nathan as one way the community may be able to help the police. Nathan is wanted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon […]

Vets remember July 4th, every day

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By QCS Staff Hardly a day goes by that Vietnam vet Roger Wakefield doesn’t get a wave,

Roger Hatcher sworn in as police chief

by QCS Staff Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez congratulates Roger Hatcher, former Curry County sheriff, after his swearing in Tuesday as Tucumcari’s new police chief. It was Hatcher’s first day on the job.