Memorial service set for Salt River police officer

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. -- The memorial service for Officer Jair Cabrera will be Friday, May 30 at the Christ Church of the Valley at 7007 W. Happy Valley Road in Peoria, Ariz. at 10 a.m.

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The internment will be at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary at 200 W. Beardlsey Road in Phoenix immediately following the Memorial Service

There is a candlelight vigil scheduled on Tuesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at the Chevron where he was killed at Chaparral and Pima roads in Scottsdale, Ariz.

A public visitation is being held on Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at West Rest Haven Mortuary at 6450 W. Northern Ave. in Glendale, Ariz.

Those who would like to make a donation to Officer Jair Cabrera’s family can do so at any Wells Fargo branch under "The Officer Jair Cabrera memorial fund."

Cards can be sent to 10005 East Osborn Road Scottsdale, AZ 85256, Attn: Salt River Police Department.


Police officer shot, killed during Scottsdale traffic stop


Officer Cabrera, 37, with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Police Department was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Scottsdale early Saturday morning.

It happened at Chaparral and Pima roads.

Cabrera was with the department for seven years.

According to the FBI, the driver of a vehicle pulled into the Chevron gas station during the traffic stop. Someone in the car then started shooting.

A bullet fired by one of the suspects went through the officer's windshield, striking him.

The officer was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

It is unknown how many shots were fired but witnesses said they heard at least two.

This is the first Salt River police officer killed in the line of duty.