Late Bernalillo County deputy laid to rest

Deputy Shannon Key
Deputy Shannon Key

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Friends, family and lawmen from all over the state are saying goodbye today to a long-time Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy.

Deputy Shannon Key lost his seven-year battle with brain cancer last week.

Sky News 13 captured video of the funeral procession from Rio Rancho to Albuquerque.

Key’s body was taken to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department main office in downtown where his final dispatch will be called out.

His burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park on Menaul.

Key had been in law enforcement for more than 17 years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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