Logan Jacobs Arrest for Homicide at Hang Gliders Park


With a September murder at Hang Glider Park in Alamogordo of a city employee by a city employee many citizens have voiced concerns about the length of time for an arrest. The Alamogordo Police Department has now announced an arrest. 

On September 25, 2023, at approximately 2:32 PM the Alamogordo Police Department and Otero County Sheriff's Office responded to the 900 block of Fairgrounds Road, Hang Gliders Park, in reference to a call for shots fired. Officers located a 42-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Life-saving measures were attempted, and the victim was ultimately pronounced deceased at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. The 12th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit was activated and assumed the investigation.

The investigation revealed a 33-year-old male, identified as Logan Jacobs, shot the victim several times after agreeing to meet at Hang Gliders Park to fight. At the time, Logan Jacobs and the victim were both City of Alamogordo employees and met at the park right after their shifts had ended.

On December 6, 2023, Investigators arrested Logan Jacobs on an Otero County Magistrate Court warrant for Murder in the First Degree (Willful and Deliberate). Logan Jacobs was incarcerated at the Otero County Detention Center pending his first appearance in Otero County Magistrate Court.

The 12th Judicial District’s Major Crime Unit is a task force comprised of Investigators from the Alamogordo Police Department, the Ruidoso Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Otero County Sheriff’s Office, and the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

At the time of the incident Alamogordo Mayor Susan Payne released the following statement, as reported in AlamogordoTownNews.com on 10-13-23

Mayor Susan Payne said of that incident “While we don’t always understand why these things happen, we do know that for every loss, there is a grieving family that is left to wonder why.

My heart breaks for this family, and I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joe Romo and ask our entire community to join me in praying for them in the days and weeks to come; they need our support. Joe was a long-time employee with the City of Alamogordo, and words simply cannot express the impact his death has left on our staff and our community. Our city is strong, and we will get through this together.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay vigilant, and please know that the safety of our citizens is always our first priority.”

With the announcement of arrest Alamogordo’s Mayor Susan Payne stated via social media, “I’m pleased to see that progress has been made. While I understand that all accused are innocent until proven guilty, I’m looking forward to seeing the progression through the criminal justice system and some sort of resolution for the family.”

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