PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- A procession was held for a White Mountain Apache Police Department officer who was killed early Monday morning. White Mountain Apache Police officer David Kellywood was just beginning his career in law enforcement, having only served nine months on the force.
The Navajo County Sheriff's Office said that Kellywood responded to a shots fired call outside the Hon-Dah Resort Casino early Monday morning. Sheriff's say Kellywood struggled with the suspect who shot him. Kellywood was transported to the hospital where he died.
The suspect was later shot and killed by a second officer on scene. District II Council Jerold Altaha posted a video of the procession as it was leaving the Globe area. Altaha told Arizona's Family they took Kellywood's body to the Pima County Medical Examiners office in Tucson. While on their way to Tucson, first responders stopped and paid their respects for the fallen officer.
Also on Tuesday, the Navajo County Sheriff's Office released details of Kellywood's funeral services. On Thursday, Feb. 27, Kellywood will lie in state at the Chief Alchesay Activity Center in Whiteriver, Arizona, start at 10 a.m. His body will be there for two nights. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Chief Alchesay Activity Center. He will be laid to rest at the Chiefton Cemetery in North Fork.
Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday in honor of officer David Kellywood. "Arizona mourns the death of Officer David Kellywood of the White Mountain Apache Police Department,” said Governor Ducey. “This heartbreaking loss is another reminder of the danger our law enforcement officers face every day to keep others safe. Our prayers are with Officer Kellywood’s wife, children and loved ones as well as the White Mountain Apache Tribe. In honor of Officer Kellywood’s life and service, I am ordering flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”
This is the 11th officer-involved shooting in Arizona this year. Seven of those have been in Maricopa County. The remaining four happened in Sedona, Tucson, Yuma, and east of Pinetop-Lakeside. Kellywood was only 26 years old. He leaves behind a wife, Kamellia Kellywood, and two sons, 5-year-old Gabriel and 3-year-old David.