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Updated: Sunday, 26 Jun 2011, 12:31 PM MDT
Published : Sunday, 26 Jun 2011, 12:30 PM MDT
KAIBITO, ARIZONA (KRQE) - Navajo Nation police responded to a domestic violence call Saturday night that left a police officer dead.
A Navajo Nation spokesperson said that Sergeant Darrell Curley, who responded to the scene, was shot in the small community of Kaibito, Arizona south of Page. He was transported to a hospital in Page, where he later died.
Another officer was injured, treated and released from the hospital.
The Navajo Nation Leadership released a statement saying:
“Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim express their deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Darrell Curley. We will pray for the family and the Navajo police force. Every day it takes tremendous courage to go out and protect our citizens and we commend all Navajo Nation police officers for their distinguished service.”
Curley was with the Navajo Nation Police Department since 1985 and was recently a sergeant with the Tuba City District.
Navajo Nation police and the FBI are investigating the incident.
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