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Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes, Kills Ariz. Officer

May 19, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Phoenix PD.
Photo courtesy of Phoenix PD.
Authorities have arrested the owner of the green SUV connected with the hit-and-run death of a Phoenix Police officer early Sunday, reports the Arizona Republic.

Officer Daryl Raetz, 29, was struck at about 3:30 a.m. while processing a DUI suspect with several other officers at 51st and Cambridge avenues. The driver fled the scene. Surprise Police detectives located the Expedition later Sunday.

Police arrested Jesus Cabrera Molina, 24, Sunday on drug-possession charges. Investigators are still trying to determine who was driving the vehicle that struck the officer, Sgt. Tommy Thompson told the Arizona Republic.

Raetz, a six-year veteran, leaves behind a wife and child. He served during the Iraq War as a medic.

Tags: Hit-and-Run, Duty Deaths, Phoenix PD


Comments (2)

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Bob@Az. @ 5/20/2013 4:10 PM

RIP Officer Raetz. We lost another hero to a pos coward. Officer Raetz was a great asset to the PPD, as well as all LEOs in Arizona. Lets make this killer an example to other low lifes and their ilk. Blues, Stay Safe. Please.

Trigger @ 5/21/2013 7:11 AM

Brother Raetz may the Good Lord hold you close. Thank you for your service. Sunday morning was not a good time for the City of Phoenix with a Phoenix Fire Fighter being killed on duty and a couple of hours later a Phoenix Police Officer.

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