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Officer Bryan Brown died  Thursday morning while trying to apprehend a suspect.

WHY, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- The FBI has released the name of the suspect in connection to the killing of a Tohono O’odham police officer last week.

The FBI said in a press release Monday morning that 39-year-old Carlos Maximilliano Galvan is the man suspected of killing Officer Bryan Brown last Thursday. Brown's picture was released Friday.

Officer Brown was killed on Thursday near the Desert Diamond Why Casino on Tohono O’odham Nation near the community of Why, Arizona. According to a press release from the Tohono O'odham Nation, he was killed trying to take a suspect into custody. The press release didn't say how Brown was injured, just that he suffered a serious injury and was airlifted to a hospital in Phoenix where he later died. 

The FBI says Galvan tried to run from the scene but was taken into custody by Tohono O'odham police and U.S. Border Patrol. He was then taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.

"This is a sad day for the Tohono O’odham Nation, and our hearts go out to the family and friends of this fine officer who gave his life in the line of duty. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers," said Ned Norris, Jr., Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman.

Officer Brown served in the U.S. Army for eight years and was a 19-year veteran of the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

Officer Brown is survived by his wife, seven children, four step-children, eight grandchildren, seven siblings, and his father. Donations are being handled by Lt. Wenona May of the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

The FBI is investigating, along with the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered state flags to be lowered to half staff Friday from sunrise to sunset to honor Ofc. Brown.

To make a donation in memory of fallen Tohono O’odham Nation Police Officer Bryan Brown, click here. You can also donate by texting “100club” to 243725.

Galvan was taken into custody on August 27. No booking photo for Galvan has been released.

 
 

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