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Ariz. Officer Killed by Patrol Car in Chase

Ariz. Officer Killed by Patrol Car in Chase

The AP via YellowBrix

December 18, 2009

PHOENIX – An Arizona law officer has died after being struck by another officer’s patrol car while laying down spike strips during a high-speed chase.

The Department of Public Safety says 28-year-old Chris Marano died Thursday night.

Lt. Steve Harrison says the chase reached speeds of 100 mph, starting after a vehicle was spotted with a stolen license plate.

As another officer pursued the suspect, Marano laid down spike strips to stop the suspect’s vehicle. The DPS vehicle struck Marano in the roadway. Authorities are trying to determine if the suspect’s car also hit him.

The chase continued and the female driver fled on foot and was captured hiding on a porch. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of dog bites and faces several felony charges.


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    mike2talk2

    over 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    My Prayers and Thoughts are with the Family. RIP Brother Marano.

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    36TR

    over 4 years ago

    7552 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Brother!!!

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    Lawful_Blue

    over 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Rest in Peace!

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    Chapman38

    over 4 years ago

    622 Comments

    It's bad when we lose an Officer, but it's even worse when we lose an Officer due to a mistake like this. I hope the Officer that hit him can recover, and I hope Officer Marano's family gets through this.

    I really hope the Officer who hit him can recover, I know it must be terrible for him to know that he did that.

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    Quigley4Par

    over 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    RIP Officer Marano, also my sympathies to the other officer involved.

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    boritico

    over 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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    Eilene

    over 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Marano, his family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement, may you find solace in the days to come. Rest in Peace Brother, may you find peace as you and Saint Michael watch over your family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

    Police Officers Prayer to Saint Michael

    Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premisesof all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

    Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

    Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

    You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

    And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

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    Kath

    over 4 years ago

    1812 Comments

    RIP Marano.

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    wildsoldier

    over 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    RIP Brother, Prayers go out to the family and friends of both officers... Accidents happen...

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace Officer Marano. My prayers goes out the poor officer that hit him who will now have to live with it.

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    chiefkcr

    over 4 years ago

    3620 Comments

    RIP Brother. GOD be with you and yours and to the other Officer and his family .

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    Lobo2

    over 4 years ago

    1476 Comments

    So sad when any officer lays down his life to protect the public. Brother Chris, our prayers are with you and your family.
    Heroes Live Forever...

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    bill9823

    over 4 years ago

    2106 Comments

    R.I.P. Brother

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    apantherm

    over 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    My prayers go out to his immediate and extended family! Thank you for your hard work, dedication and service! You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten!

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    bpdlt

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother and God's good will looking over your family

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