State Police remember one of their own killed in the line of duty

Rosenbloom Remembered
Officer Robert Rosenbloom

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are remembering one of their own who was killed in the line of duty.

Monday marks 50 years Officer Robert Rosenbloom would have been with the department. He was shot and killed in 1971 during a traffic stop on I-40 near Albuquerque.

The three suspects then hijacked a TWA flight and fled to Cuba. Charlie Hill is the only one still alive.

Today Rosenbloom’s son thanked everyone for their support.

“Knowing the effort everyone has undertaken to be here and making this so nice really shows that after 44 years our dad is not forgotten,” said Bob Rosenbloom.

State Police say they’re working to extradite Hill from Cuba. He has refused to return in the past because he believes he wouldn’t get a fair trial.

He claims he didn’t kill the officer. 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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