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(AZ)(08-27-2020) Tohono O'odham police officer struck & killed by stolen patrol vehicle

(AZ)(08-27-2020) Tohono O'odham police officer struck & killed by stolen patrol vehicle
(AZ)(08-27-2020) Tohono O'odham police officer struck & killed by stolen patrol vehicle
 
Officer Bryan Brown, who was set to retire in a few months from the Tohono O’odham Police Department, was run over and killed with his patrol vehicle Thursday, August 27, 2020 while responding to a report of an armed and erratic driver.

The striking driver, who is in his late 30s, is facing a murder charge in the incident that occurred near the Desert Diamond Casino in Why, a community about two hours west of Tucson, according to a federal complaint filed Friday.

The complaint states that when Officer Brown arrived at the casino, he encountered a man, who was standing outside his 1999 Crown Victoria holding a broken bottle. As the man approached, Brown backed away from his patrol vehicle.

The complaint said the man stole Brown’s vehicle and drove away on Arizona 86, only to turn the vehicle around. He then crashed into a marked Border Patrol vehicle, violently spinning the vehicle around, then drove toward and struck the police officer and ran him over. Before being struck, Brown fired at Galvan, the document said.
Officer Bryan Brown
Officer Bryan Brown

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