Christopher R. Marano (1981 - 2009 EOW)
In Loving Memory of Officer Christopher R. Marano
On Thursday, December 17, 2009, DPS Officer Christopher R. Marano died from injuries suffered when struck by a vehicle on the Loop 101 freeway in Phoenix. Officer 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. This website is dedicated to Officer Christopher R. Marano.
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Statement by Governor Jan Brewer
Issued on Friday, December 18, 2009, regarding the Loss of DPS Officer Chris Marano the previous evening.
“I am deeply saddened and heartbroken over the tragic loss of an honorable Arizona
Department of Public Safety officer who lost his life in the course of fulfilling his trusted duty.
“I ask that all citizens of Arizona join me in thoughtful prayer and sincere reflection for the
precious family of Officer Chris Marano, as well all the personnel and families at the Department of
“I have ordered flags to be lowered to half staff to honor and recognize one of Arizona’s finest.”