Officer Christopher Russell Marano

Officer Christopher Russell Marano

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christopher Russell Marano

Officer Chris Marano was struck and killed by a patrol car involved in a vehicle pursuit as he laid out spike strips.

Members of the Arizona Department of Public Safety attempted to stop a vehicle bearing stolen license plates. The vehicle failed to stop and fled. A pursuit ensued, reaching speeds of over 100 Miles Per Hour. Officer Marano was laying out spike strips on the Loop 101 near Phoenix when he was struck and killed by a patrol car involved in the pursuit.

The pursuit continued and the suspect was eventually apprehended during a foot chase after she bailed out of her vehicle. In September 2011 the woman was found guilty of murder and two other charges in connection with Officer Marano's death, and was sentenced to serve her natural life in prison.

Officer Marano had served with the Arizona Department of Public Safety for three and a half years. He is survived by his wife and four daughters.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 6759

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Chris,

I just met your family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the COPS Kids Camp. It was a honor to be able to interact with them, you have alot to be proud of! I look forward to seeing them again next July when they return to the Badger state. We forever have your six Chris. Godspeed brother.

Officer Brandon Kehoe
Sheboygan Police Department

July 23, 2017

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