New road rage initiative named for Lilly Garcia

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Lilly Garcia

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Law enforcement across the metro have announced a new effort to combat road rage called “Operation Lilly.”

It’s named after four-year old Lilly Garcia. She was shot and killed in a road rage incident on I-40 in October. Lilly’s parents were at Friday’s announcement.

The operation started two weeks ago and since then there have been 416 traffic stops with 245 citations issued for various unsafe driving behaviors like cutting people off.

Officers and deputies are also handing out cards to motorists they pull over with tips on how to de-escalate conflicts between drivers. 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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