I was deeply saddened last night after hearing of the two police detectives involved in a shooting while on duty.
While one detective fights for his life, I mourn with the rest of the state knowing that a 21-year veteran of the Phoenix police department is gone.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the fallen detective as they try to heal and move forward. I also ask that everyone take a moment to will strength and thoughts of healing to the family of the detective who remains in critical condition.
Yesterday’s violence marked the fifth and sixth instances of officer-involved shootings in the Valley this year. I want to take this time to extend my heartfelt gratitude to not just the fallen and wounded, but all of the men and women who keep the rest of us safe by putting themselves at risk every day.