Santa Fe County deputies to increase patrols along Chimayo pilgrimage route

CHIMAYO, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies want to ensure Good Friday pilgrims are safe on their pilgrimage to Chimayo this year.

Deputies will be increasing their patrols starting at noon Thursday when many start the annual trek.

Increased patrols include DWI checkpoints and traffic enforcement. You’ll see deputies on foot and on bike.

Thursday evening, they will be handing out glow sticks to pilgrims at several locations along the route. 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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