Killed in the line of duty

Posted: July 30, 2010 in The Fallen

 Chandler cop killed, 2 wounded in undercover drug operation in south Phoenix

 gunbattle erupted during an undercover drug operation at a south Phoenix home Wednesday night, killing one Chandler police officer and wounding two others.

A Phoenix police spokesman says two suspects died at the scene, two others are hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries and two more are detained and being questioned.

All three officers were from the Chandler Police Department. Authorities say one of the officers was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. One of the wounded officers is in critical condition at the same hospital while the other is in stable condition.

Authorities say the names of the officers were being withheld until their families can be notified.

TV news helicopters showed the three officers being taken out of the home on stretchers about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Phoenix police say two of the suspects were pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not disclose details of the drug bust or what triggered the shootout


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