Sunday, July 29, 2007
Officer Cortez and may God Bless your family.
Officer Cortez responded to call, regarding a suspect trying to cash a fraudulent check. As Officer Cortez placed one cuff on the suspect, the 20 year old male suspect pulled a gun and shot Cortez. Officer Cortez was 23 years of age and leaves behind a wife and two young sons.
Police then responded to a house in South Phoenix, in pursuit of the offender's and after a stand-off with Police, the offender along with his girlfriend were arrested.