Tucson soldier killed in Afghanistan

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A Tucson soldier has died in Afghanistan.

His name is Jim Thode. Sgt. First Class Thode was 45-years-old. Thode was born in Show Low, grew up in Tucson, graduated from Catalina Magnet High School, then the University of Arizona. Prior to his death, he was a police sergeant in Farmington, New Mexico. This was his third deployment. He served in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.