Police officer killed in car accident near Safford

Police officer killed in car accident near Safford

Credit: San Carlos Police Department

Officer Aaron Peru

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by Warren Trent

azfamily.com

Posted on February 13, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 14 at 4:18 PM

SAN CARLOS, Ariz. - A police officer died in a car accident Sunday afternoon while driving to a meeting.

Officer Aaron Peru, 26, with the San Carlos Police Department died in a wreck along Highway 70. 

A spokesperson with the Bureau of Indian Affairs said Peru was driving to a mandatory meeting when the trailer from another vehicle came loose and crashed head-on into the officer's car.

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. west of Safford.

Peru had only been on the force for 30 days before he was killed.

Funeral services are pending.

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