Bernalillo County is hoping a new crime-fighting tool will help control illegal dumping and shooting.
The sheriff’s department will use drones and 30 new signs to keep an eye on areas that are used by illegal shooters and people dumping their trash.
Members of the sheriff’s office and the city gathered with the family of Johnny Armijo who was killed last year by an illegal shooting on the mesa.
“If this can help prevent anyone else from having a tragic loss like we did, then it’ll be worth it,” said Georgia Armijo, wife of Johnny Armijo.
There will always be two deputies who will dedicate time on each of their shifts to patrolling the southwest mesa.