Ariz. constable shot, killed while serving eviction notice
Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay was serving the notice with an apartment manager when the suspect opened fire
Duty Death: Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay - [Tucson, Arizona]
End of Service: 08/25/2022
By Amanda Spence
TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay was killed, along with three others, while serving an eviction notice Thursday.
KOLD News 13 reported that the shooting occurred at an apartment complex when Martinez-Garibay served the notice with an apartment manager to a resident, who killed them both along with a neighbor. After the shooting, the gunman fatally shot himself.
Martinez-Garibay was a United States Army veteran, enlisting after September 11. She served for almost two decades before suffering an injury in Afghanistan. She was appointed constable in 2022.
Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all flags at state buildings lowered to half-staff Friday to honor Martinez-Garibay.
Sending an abundance of healing energy to the family of the late Constable Deborah Martinez. As we learn more about today’s horrific homicide, which took 3 additional lives, let us agree that no family should have to wonder whether their loved one is coming back home from work. pic.twitter.com/3YgSmb2XVq— Representative Andrés Cano (@AndresCanoAZ) August 26, 2022
Statement from Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson on the line-of-duty death of Constable Deborah Martinez: pic.twitter.com/KpBJoAPojb— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) August 26, 2022