Sandoval County Sheriff Doug Wood released a statement Friday evening, mourning the death of Sgt. Robert Baron. He says Baron was not only a member of the law enforcement community but he was his friend.
Wood and other members of the department had been holding vigil with Baron's wife and 10-year-old son after doctors induced a medical coma.
Baron was initially listed in critical condition when he was transported to the hospital.
Officials say the 47-year-old Baron was hit in the aftermath of a snow storm Thursday.
Baron had been with the sheriff's department for seven years.