By Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered flags around the state to fly at half-staff in honor of a Rio Rancho police officer who was killed last weekend in a single-vehicle crash.

The governor’s order is in effect from sunrise to sunset Thursday.

Police say they still don’t know what caused Officer Anthony Haase’s police cruiser to swerve off a road and crash into a ravine early Sunday. The 24-year-old officer was killed.



Haase was responding to a domestic violence call when the crash happened.

Haase had been a Rio Rancho police officer for a year. He is survived by his wife, Nicole.

After pitching for Rio Rancho High School and for Cochise College in Arizona, Haase was drafted by the Texas Rangers. He played two years in the minor leagues.

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