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Officer Christopher Russell Marano | Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona


Christopher Russell Marano

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # 6759

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Convicted of murder

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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.

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As I prepair for this coming Fallen Officer memorial I finnaly have peace enough to post this. I regret its taken almost 5 years to get to this point, your departure from this plane of exsistance to the next I think was harder to deal with then I could admit to my self. Over the last 5 years God drove it more concrete into my spirit that though a man dies if he believed in him and called upon his name yet would he live. Not just in heaven but also in a new tangalbe body when all the departed in Jesus returns to this Earth and present plane of exsistence. Because of this Chris I know you live, I saw the change in you after that night a few weeks before you departed, you were definately not the same and I hold the hope you made every thing right in your heart with Jesus. I'm also excited because the end time prophcies are here in grater frequency and the awaited time is soon at hand, what a reunion its going to be.

Officer Dalin Dorris
May 3, 2014


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