On-duty Phoenix police officer dies after medical emergency

The officer hasn’t been identified.
Published: May. 10, 2023 at 7:57 PM MST|Updated: May. 10, 2023 at 9:42 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Officials confirm a Phoenix police officer has died after a medical emergency while on duty Wednesday evening. According to Sgt. Phil Krynsky with Phoenix Police, Officer Mark Aker’s death didn’t happen during a call.

“The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association is heartbroken over the unexpected loss of Officer Mark Aker yesterday. For nearly 30 years, Officer Aker served the citizens of Phoenix with the utmost integrity and dedication,” said police union spokesperson President Darrell Kriplean on Thursday. “We grieve with his family and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

The investigation is ongoing.