AZ DPS

FALLEN OFFICERS

Christopher R. Marano

Christopher R. Marano, 28

Residence: Surprise
Badge: 6759
End of Watch: December 17, 2009

Officer Marano died from injuries suffered when struck by a vehicle on the Loop 101 freeway in Phoenix. Marano, who had served with DPS almost four years, was in the process of laying down "stop sticks", a tire deflation device, in an attempt to end a pursuit when he was struck. The suspect being pursued by officers, Georgia Lynn Baker, 43, eventually abandoned her vehicle and fled on foot into a neighborhood. She was apprehended by officers at a condominium complex shortly after abandoning her vehicle.