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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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    A_Wilkerson86

    over 4 years ago

    34 Comments

    R.I.P

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    NYPDALT

    over 4 years ago

    3130 Comments

    RIP and God Bless his family. Prayers for the other officer involved

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    jdilello57

    over 4 years ago

    1554 Comments

    Rest in peace, Brother. my thoughts and prayers are with his family and also with the other officer who's car it was that struck Off. Morano.

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    bkbindustries

    over 4 years ago

    46 Comments

    RIP Brother. Arizona lost one of its finest

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    lilpete971

    over 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    rest in heaven , you served in hell!

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    RrCo

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    RIP officer Marano...

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers for Officer Marano's family God be with them.

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    onegrtgram

    over 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    I will never understand why the Baker woman was even on the streets - I read where she is a "Career Criminal". It is so sad, tragic and unbelieveable that a young police officer lost his life because of her and her life choices. Now, his wife and four dear little girls must go on without him. I Pray for them. Also, the poor officer driving the other patrol car - I cannot imagine what he is going through at this point in time. I can only Pray for him that, with God's help he will survive this terrible event and will become stronger in his faith. Does Felony Murder carry a Death Penalty in AZ?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP Brother Trooper. I am very sad to har of this loss. I hope this suspect is swiftly and adequately made to face justice for this tragic attrocity. Please brothers and sisters: remember that motor vehicles kill way more cops than do guns and knives. Be SAFE out there, wear seat belts and stay alive. No more LOD ddeaths in 09 PLEASE! My heartfelt condolences to this fine trooper's family, friends and colleagues. Troper Marano now patrols a highway in Heaven with St, Michael's platoon. God Bless and thank you for your brave service.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP. So sad. hearts and prayers to the family and friends of Officer Marano.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace

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    RKEENAN

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    ' ALL GIVE SOME....SOME GIVE ALL'.

    RIP Officer Marano, our prayers to your family and friends.

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    PGPD911

    over 4 years ago

    6672 Comments

    This isn't the first time this has happened, please be careful!! Rest in peace Officer Marano, thank you for your service...

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    commando31642

    over 4 years ago

    1148 Comments

    R.I.P Brother.How aweful.

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    Nossalsa

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Marano. My heart goes out to the Marano family...

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