The Navajo Nation Police Department has identified the Patrol Officer as Leander Frank.
According to Jesse Delmar, Director of the Division of Public Safety, Officer Frank had been dispatched to a call in the Tsaile area.
It was reported that Officer Frank’s vehicle was approaching another vehicle. Both vehicles tried to avoid each other but collided head-on in the middle of the highway.
Officer Frank was killed instantly. All passengers from the other vehicle survived the crash.
The accident is currently being investigated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
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