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June 27, 2011
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Navajo Nation officer killed during domestic

Sgt. Darrell Curley died Sun. from gunshot wounds suffered during domestic violence call

By PoliceOne Staff

PAGE, Ariz. — A Navajo Nation police officer was shot and killed while answering a domestic violence call in a small community south of Page, Ariz.

Sgt. Darrell Curley, 48, died at the hospital early Sunday from gunshot wounds he suffered while answering a call in the town of Kaibito late Saturday night.

A spokesperson said no suspects are at large but declined to say if they were arrested or may have also been shot. The FBI is assisting with the investigation.

Curley was a 26-year veteran of the department. Navajo Nation flags will be flown at half staff this week in Curley's honor.

The Navajo Nation Leadership released the following statement:

Vice President Jim and I are truly saddened to learn about the tragic loss of Sgt. Darrell Curley. We ask all Navajo citizens to join us in prayers for his wife Pauline and their three children, his parents and siblings, and Officer Vernon Begay and his family. Sgt. Curley was one of our finest and a commendable police officer of the Navajo Nation, who had the experience and courage to serve and protect our citizens. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the Kaibeto community, Tuba City District and the Navajo Police Department. Every day police officers uphold the law to safeguard our life and property from harm. We appreciate and thank all our Navajo police officers at all 7 police districts for their dedicated service and hard work.

This article includes information from the Associated Press

 






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