Police Blotter: False report prompts Rez-wide search for wounded officer

Navajo Times - 07-18


A call to the Chinle Police Department dispatch office on the night of July 14 prompted a reservation-wide search for a Navajo police officer possibly shot in the head. The six districts that make up the Navajo Nation Police Department immediately began calling all of their officers — on duty and off duty — to verify they were OK, said the department’s Chief, Phillip Francisco, on Tuesday morning.