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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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    bsears

    over 4 years ago

    9370 Comments

    RIP

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    chopt_liver

    over 4 years ago

    354 Comments

    Prayers to both officer's famlies - such a tragedy for all involved. RIP Officer Marano "(

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    MidnightMike

    over 4 years ago

    470 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers are with the deceased officer, his family, and also the officer in the patrol car that struck him. Tragic beyond description.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP. Prayers to the Officer involved, Officer Marano's family and friends. This is beyond words.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with this officer and his family. Rest in peace officer Marano.

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    lilpete971

    over 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    Wow dangerous act, takes a brave man to do that.aya as I walk through the valley of death I shall fear no evil,god takes care of policeman R.I.P/ and many prayers for the family and Officers.
    D. Morley CPD Cleveland,OHIO

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    frdevilbiss

    over 4 years ago

    94 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    41198 Comments

    May God give much grace to all concerned. This is indeed a tragedy.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    What a tragedy

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    HEYSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    16734 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    vbpd577

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    Rest in Peace my friend

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    mpd_943

    over 4 years ago

    2486 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother! They should charge the perp with Murder. Trooper Marano would be alive today had it not been for her actions.

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    DB031

    over 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    Rest In Peace

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    chpprsinc

    over 4 years ago

    398 Comments

    May the lord be with you and your family....god bless you and RIP

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    spymaster

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    May God bless this fine officer's family and friends in this time of grief. Pursuits are dangerous for all involved. I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the suspect who ran from our brothers.

    Sympathy from you brothers and sisters in New Mexico law enforcement.

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