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Tribal Police Officer Killed In Southern Arizona


Authorities say a Tohono O’odham police officer was killed yesterday while trying to apprehend a suspect on tribal land near the tiny southern Arizona community of Why.

Gov. Doug Ducey’s office identified the officer as Bryan Brown and ordered flags in the state fly at half-staff today in his honor. U-S Border Patrol officials say several law enforcement agencies were dispatched to an area near the Desert Diamond Casino about 120 miles west of Tucson to help Brown. But the FBI says the officer died and the suspect was injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities didn’t immediately release the name of the suspect or offer details about the incident. The FBI is investigating.

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