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San Carlos Apache Officer Killed in Trailer Collision

San Carlos Apache Officer Killed in Trailer Collision

February 15, 2011

SAN CARLOS, Ariz. – Officer Aaron Peru was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 70 near Safford. He had been directed by the shift sergeant to report to the police station prior to traveling to the police academy in Tucson.

A trailer being pulled by an oncoming vehicle broke free and collided with his car head-on, causing fatal injuries.

Officer Peru had served with the San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department and had been sworn in only 30 days earlier. He is survived by his four children and parents.

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