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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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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    My condolences go out to the family, RIP brother.. right before christmas too... this really sucks..

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    Migs

    over 4 years ago

    1276 Comments

    I saw this in the news a few hours ago and he was in critical condition. Sad to hear. Godspeed brother!

    Can we please make it through the end of the year without another Officer Down news?!

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    Doctorlako

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    What a waste over a stolen license plate..Unreal..RIP Officer Marano..My prayers go out to your family and the Officer who mistakenly struck you..

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    phinen

    over 4 years ago

    98 Comments

    A sad day, indeed... Prayers for the Marano family as well as the other involved officers...

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    God be with the family and comfort them and let them feel your presence. Rest in peace Officer Marano. IN JESUS NAME.

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    jakester

    over 4 years ago

    1148 Comments

    In Honore Casorum

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    dolphinblue

    over 4 years ago

    42880 Comments

    Deepest condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Marano, R.I.P.

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    R.I.P. Officer Marano

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    FBD183

    over 4 years ago

    728 Comments

    REST IN PEACE BROTHER,,PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FELLOW OFFICERS,,MAY JUSTICE BE SWIFT AND HARD FOR THE POS

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    thors45

    over 4 years ago

    400 Comments

    It is with immense grief to read about a fellow officer being killed needlessly. I'm not blaming the other officer, just that the whole situation was criminal stupidity.My condolences to his family, colleagues and community.

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    SLAWDAWG1

    over 4 years ago

    294 Comments

    MAY GOD BLESS OFCR.MARANO, R.I.P.

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    CIVPOL

    over 4 years ago

    182 Comments

    The person they were chasing ought to be charged with MURDER!! NOT the officer that hit the officer. If the scumbag had not ran, NONE of this would have happened, simple as that!!
    God Bless the fallen officer and his family!!

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    rebel911wi

    over 4 years ago

    450 Comments

    R.I.P. Officer Marano

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    ColoradoInvestigator

    over 4 years ago

    806 Comments

    Let's be in prayer for Steve's family and his fellow officers (esp. the one that hit him).
    Det. M.C. Williams
    Chaplain, The Centurion Law Enforcement Fellowship
    www.TheCenturionLawEnforcementMinistry.org

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    fplasencia I agree 100%...RIP officer what a shame and may peace come to the officer that hit him as well..It wasn't your fault just another job hazard...

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