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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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    kevw25

    over 4 years ago

    1298 Comments

    I am preying for both officers involved. Rest in Peace Trooper.

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    Collegecop_WA

    over 4 years ago

    2380 Comments

    Rest in peace Trooper Marano, may God comfort the loved ones you leave behind and may He also help the trooper responsible for your death to come to grips with what he did and give him solace. I am sure he is struggling with what has happened and needs our prayers as much as the family of Trooper Marano does.

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    MajorJud

    over 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    I was born in Phoenix and raised in Casa Grande so Arizona will always be my "home". God bless Officer Marano, his family and friends and help ease their pain at this terrible loss. Hopefully this will bring focus on a problem that seems to be present in the deployment and/or retrieval of spike strips. They're supposed to bring pursuits to a safe and rapid end, not kill officers.

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    atlantapd87

    over 4 years ago

    446 Comments

    OMG!!!! This is horrible. X-mas is a week away & to lose an officer so close to the holiday, I am lost for words & to be struck by one of your own. May Officer Marano rest in peace.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    From the Casa Grande PD family, rest in peace.

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    milcop

    over 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother!! I hope she fries for causing a death this close to a blessed holiday

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    DarkBlue

    over 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    RIP Officer Marano

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    Froogsey

    over 4 years ago

    1338 Comments

    Hope your right Robocop33. RIP Marano

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    ksphatcop

    over 4 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    tjohnsonr18

    over 4 years ago

    290 Comments

    Horrible! To lose an Officer anytime is tragic but even more so near Christmas and at the hands of another Officer no less. I can only pray that the suspect is the one who hit and killed the Officer first. That would be at least a little easing of the pain by the other Officer. The suspect is of course going to be charged with murder and should get at least life without parole if not the death penalty for this.
    *** Well said Robocop33, all of our prayers go out to Officer Marano's families and to all the other officers involved. I am getting sick of getting these emails, hopefully we can go for awhile without another one. GOD BLESS and everyone lets be safe out there.*******

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    ms9381

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    An officer dies just cause of a stolen car. Not worth a life. What a Tragedy !!

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14642 Comments

    Horrible! To lose an Officer anytime is tragic but even more so near Christmas and at the hands of another Officer no less. I can only pray that the suspect is the one who hit and killed the Officer first. That would be at least a little easing of the pain by the other Officer. The suspect is of course going to be charged with murder and should get at least life without parole if not the death penalty for this.

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    TPD327

    over 4 years ago

    396 Comments

    Another example of how very dangerous our profession is. God Bless Officer Marano and his family. My prayers are also with the other Officer involved. May you find the strength and support to deal with this tragic situation.

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    veronica3

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    rest in peace

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    veronica3

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    i feel sorry for the family of marano nothing going to bring him back.

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