Former APD SWAT officer can never own a gun

"I'm a firearms instructor," Brad Ahrensfield said. "This is a burden I'm going to have to carry"


By Jeff Proctor
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former APD officer Brad Ahrensfield said Monday he was "appreciative of the leniency" of his sentence, which sends him to prison for six months and a day.

But in the next breath, the longtime SWAT officer and APD academy instructor acknowledged that his Dec. 20 conviction for obstruction of justice will be "hugely damaging" to his ability to make a living.

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