Navajo Nation police officer killed answering call

Page, Arizona (AP) July 2011

Authorities say a Navajo Nation police officer has been shot and killed while answering a domestic violence call in a small community south of Page, Ariz.

Officials tell KRQE-TV in Albuquerque that Sgt. Darrell Curley passed away at the hospital in Page after being shot in the town of Kaibito. Another injured officer was treated and released.

The tribe issued a statement to the station saying President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim were praying for Curley’s family.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque says Curley was shot after responding to a fight between two brothers.

The FBI is assisting the tribe with the investigation.