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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


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Duty Death: Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay - [Tucson]

End of Service: 25/08/2022

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.

Officer Brett Boller survived the shooting and the suspect was arrested and charged with attempted murder
Bystander video shows officers deploying less lethal weapons before the man was shot by the officers
Sergeant Michael Moran was a Marine Corps veteran and had served the Cortez Police Department for 11 years
“These are some of the most challenging calls we as law enforcement respond to,” said Chief Al Jones. “Officers go into these situations wanting to save lives”