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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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    station_100_2003

    over 4 years ago

    552 Comments

    How awful that this happened at all let alone a week before Christmas. May you rest in peace. My prayers go out to this officers family friends and fellow officers. May God protect you all as you continue to protect and serve.

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    starr445

    over 4 years ago

    86 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Marano!

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    Lawdawg304

    over 4 years ago

    184 Comments

    Rest in Peace brother.

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    T_9

    over 4 years ago

    5668 Comments

    It is so tragic to hear of another officer killed, gone from his family and to know that a four little girls will have to go through life without their "daddy". I pray for God to give his family, friends and department the strength to get through this. I pray for the officer that is feeling the guilt of this tragic accident. I pray that this officer knows that the POS Baker is the cause of this fine person/officer/father/husband/friend's death. The guilt must be tremendous but he was doing his job and unfortunately our job puts us in bad situations at times, this is one of those times. I pray that all the officers around this department and this nation continue to show respect and support to the family of Marano and the officer not mentioned.
    Thank you to those of you that post extra information.

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    AZmeangreen

    over 4 years ago

    2338 Comments

    Rest in peace brother.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Tragic, and my heart goes out to Chris' family, especially his 4 little girls and wife, and the entire AZ DPS.

    I'd have to go back and do some research, but I think there have been about a dozen LEO deaths attributed to laying out stop sticks over the past few years. I'm not in a position to have to do it in my job, but for those of you who are, please, please, please use extreme caution.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace Officer Marano!

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    rcs2052

    over 4 years ago

    182 Comments

    R.I.P. sad that another officer is gone

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    SERT0629

    over 4 years ago

    474 Comments

    Not only do my condolances go to Officer Marano's family but they also go to the officer that hit him. You both did your best.

    RIP Officer Marano.

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    ilegworldchamp

    over 4 years ago

    8966 Comments

    This is what , the 118th. time this year we have lost "A FINE OFFICER IN THE LINE OF DUTY"? That leaves countless numbers of Friends , Relatives , and FAMILY MEMBERS to Morn the death of a Husband , a Father , a Child , or a Wife , a Mother , a Companion for life. Now in this particular incident , a MORNING FELLOW BROTHER WHO MAY NEVER RECOVER FROM THIS ACCIDENT. May you rest in peace Officer Marano and may everyone associated with him always remember him as he was , a dedicated Family Man and Police Officer.

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    nightwatch

    over 4 years ago

    356 Comments

    having read further down on the comment board I would also like to thank wams for the xtra info. I hmyself have a 6month old and this incident is indeed and truly tragic, thank you not only for your service Officer Marano to your country but also to your community, None of these however are more meaningful than your service to your wife and kids, my prayers for them...my respects for you...

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    nightwatch

    over 4 years ago

    356 Comments

    That is absolutely sad. RIP Officer Marano, my blessings to your family. You did what you could and paid the ultimate price.

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    ctbullrider

    over 4 years ago

    230 Comments

    RIP Officer Marano. Our hearts are with your loved ones

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    RLC939

    over 4 years ago

    366 Comments

    very sad, I only hope his children will always remember him...

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    AMYMARIE

    over 4 years ago

    34 Comments

    SO SAD. TOO YOUNG. MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS WITH OFFICER CHRIS MARANO'S FAMILY, FRIENDS & CO WORKERS. REST IN PEACE.

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