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Sergeant Hoskie Allen Gene | Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

Sergeant

Hoskie Allen Gene

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch: Saturday, January 6, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 578

Cause: Assault

Location: Arizona

Weapon: Person

Offender: Two suspects apprehended

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Sergeant Hoskie Gene was killed after responding to a call of breaking and entering at a local store. Sergeant Gene discovered two men fleeing on foot and gave chase. A struggle ensued and Sergeant Gene was strangled by one suspect as the second suspect beat him with a flashlight. Sergeant Gene died of the strangulation. The two suspects stole his patrol car, gun, and ammunition. Another unit was dispatched to check on him and discovered his body around 1:30 am along Arizona Route 98.

The two suspects were apprehended the next day after crashing the patrol car.

Sergeant Gene had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 3 years and was assigned to the Kayenta District. He is survived by his five children and seven grandchildren.

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Each day I drive by your memorial whether on watch or on my way to town. I look at your memorial and remind myself of what we do. As a substation officer where your watch ended I pray that you walk beside me and guide me through. Will you always be remembered through k'e and the life you've lived.

Police Officer Tyrone Tom
Kayenta Police District #6
February 11, 2015

 

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