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Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President via AP

The man suspected of gunning down a tribal police officer on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation was found hiding on a ridge not far from his rural home in western New Mexico, according to local authorities.

Office of the President and Vice President of the Navajo Nation)

A police officer from the nation's largest American Indian reservation was shot early Sunday as he responded to a domestic violence call in western New Mexico and died hours later, federal officials said.

A former Flagstaff police officer has been indicted for punching a woman in the face while trying to arrest her in an incident captured on video last November.

Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune

Navajo Nation police Chief Phillip Francisco wants to encourage more women to join the police department. He said his department employs 48 women and 183 men across the Navajo Nation. This means women account for about 21 percent of the 231-officer force on Navajo, reported the Gallup Independent.

 

Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic via AP

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials have identified the trooper who was shot and wounded along Interstate 10 west of Phoenix.

 

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