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Daniel Bourne’s Security officer told his supervisor Friday night that a suspicious truck was in the parking lot of Calvary Church and sent a photo of the vehicle.
Daniel Bourne was 61 years old.
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When Daniel Bourne stopped responding to text messages, his supervisor went to the parking lot of the Northeast Albuquerque church and found Bourne dead in an adjacent arroyo, having been run over and dragged.
By Saturday evening, police had used the photo of the truck Bourne sent to his supervisor to arrest a 35-year-old man in the case.
Marc Ward has been charged with an open count of murder in the death of Bourne, a former commander with Bernalillo County Fire Rescue. Ward was arrested at his home near Wyoming and Alameda but asked for an attorney soon after detectives began questioning him.
Police said they found damage to Ward’s truck, including hair and skin wedged into a crack in the headlight. It is unclear if Ward has an attorney.
On Saturday, Calvary Church released a statement that it was “grieving the loss of a beloved member of our church family.” The church said Bourne was a Coast Guard veteran, retired BCFR commander and father of three.
“In his retirement, he had dedicated his life to protecting our church community,” the statement read. “The tragic events of Friday night … took him from us far too early.”
The church said weekend services will honour the memory of Bourne and focus “our services on the question of how we find hope and healing during life’s traumatic and painful surprises.”
Bernalillo County Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Robert Argüelles said Bourne had a “long and illustrious” career with the agency that began in 1988 as a firefighter. He said Bourne retired in 2008 as a Battalion Commander and, after retirement, was a member of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit that responds to disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide.
“It is never easy to lose a member of our fire family and we are saddened by this sudden and tragic loss,” Argüelles said.
Online court records show Ward has a history of domestic violence-related charges.
According to court records, Ward was charged in early August with violating a restraining order related to domestic violence and was pending trial in the case.
He was sentenced to more than two years probation in 2020 after pleading guilty to beating his ex-wife as they went through a yearslong custody dispute of their two children.
In 2017, Ward was accused of groping a 12-year-old girl while working as an educational assistant at Eisenhower Middle School. The case ended in a mistrial.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court: