Phoenix officer's death anniversary marked with memorial

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PHOENIX - July 27 also marks the second anniversary of the murder of Phoenix police Officer George Cortez.

The 23-year-old was shot by a man he was trying to arrest for allegedly trying to cash a bad check.

A tribute for Cortez was planned for Monday night at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale, near 70th Avenue and Grand Avenue.

Officer Cortez left behind a wife and two young sons.