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Navajo Nation Officer Shot, Killed by Suspect

A Navajo Nation police officer was shot and killed Saturday night after he answered a domestic disturbance call.

Sgt. Darrell Curley was killed, and another officer was injured in the shooting in Kaibito, Ariz., according to

Curley was transported to a hospital in Page, where he later died.

Another officer who was injured, was released after treatment.

Navajo Nation leaders said in a prepared statement: “Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim express their deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Darrell Curley. We will pray for the family and the Navajo police force. Every day it takes tremendous courage to go out and protect our citizens and we commend all Navajo Nation police officers for their distinguished service.”

Curley was with the Navajo Nation Police Department since 1985 and was recently a sergeant with the Tuba City District.