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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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    mmarchesi

    over 4 years ago

    2686 Comments

    Very Sad.
    Rest in Peace Brother.

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    Bury

    over 4 years ago

    1342 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother!! We'll take over the watch in PHX for you! God bless you and you wife and kids! Thank you for everything!!

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    Chief171

    over 4 years ago

    3192 Comments

    RIP BROTHER........

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    servingproud

    over 4 years ago

    4654 Comments

    RIP Brother Marano.

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    AZDPS1255

    over 4 years ago

    172 Comments

    R.I.P. Officer Chris Marano,
    Let us remember his life!!

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Chris Marano

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother.
    I hope one of those Felony Charges is Manslaughter, Homicide or similar.
    Even if her car didn't strike the Officer, she is ultimately responsible for his death.
    Throw the book at the Capital B.

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    S56

    over 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    RIP Officer Marano, thank you for your service to the State of Arizona.

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