REPORT: Arizona police officer hit and killed by car during traffic stop (VIDEO)

JANUARY 9, 2019

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by 12NEWS.COM:

A Salt River police officer was hit and killed by a car while on a traffic stop on Loop 101 near McDowell Road Tuesday night, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety director Col. Frank Milstead.

Salt River Police Chief Karl Auerbach said the officer killed was Clayton Townsend, who had been with the department for five years. Officer Townsend leaves behind a wife and a 10-month-old child.

The article goes on to state the following:

Auerbach said Townsend was one of the most dedicated officers in the department, calling him a “guardian of the people.”

DPS said Townsend made the traffic stop on northbound Loop 101 just south of the McDowell offramp just after 6 p.m. As he approached the car he stopped on the side of the road, he was struck by another northbound car, DPS said.

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1 Comment

  1. Shirley Blanchard January 9th, 2019 at 10:24 am

    There has to be another way to do this safely, stopping vehicles on the hwy. So, so sorry for this family…prayers.


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