Santa Fe City Police had so much luck identifying the man in a old photograph last week that they are trying it again.
Family of former Police Chief Armando Larragoite (pictured below) confirmed his identify after the department circuclated his picture last week. Larragoite also served on the Santa Fe City Council and the Santa Fe School Board. Larragoite Elementary School, now The Academy Larragoite on the 1600 Block of Agua Fria Street, is named after the former chief, who donated land to the school district when it was built, according to a department press release.
KOB Channel 4 aired a story featuring Larragoite's son this weekend.
Police Spokeswoman Celina Westervelt says the photos are among several unidentified images from a basement archive, and the second image is believed to be a chief from the 1930’s.
"Of course we do have records and we would be able to through the process of elimination figure out who is in the photo, but it’s a lengthy process. Releasing them to the public gets the community involved and keeps us talking about our rich culture and traditions in the City Different," Westervelt writes. "We’re also releasing them in this manner because we like the idea of being able to talk to the families of the chiefs and build a more complete picture of why they served the department."
If you recognize the man in the image above, circa 1930, contact Westervelt at 955-5075.