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February 19, 2008

Arizona officer, K-9 shot by robbery suspect

Erin Zlomek
The Arizona Republic

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — A suspected robber was shot and killed after shooting and injuring an 11-year Goodyear police officer and his K-9 on Monday afternoon, according to police.

Officer Ricky Melrose was shot in the chest and hip. “The officer's vest probably saved his life,” department spokesman John Rowan said.

Full story: Arizona officer, K-9 shot by robbery suspect

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