NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state government buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor a Nogales police officer fatally shot while on duty.
The Nogales Police Department said Officer Jesus Cordova was shot when he stopped a carjacking suspect Friday in the border city in southern Arizona and that 28-year-old David Ernesto Murillo of Tempe was arrested later Friday at a trailer park.
Ducey said Saturday in a statement that Cordova was a dedicated public servant and that his death is a reminder of the sacrifices that police officers make daily to keep their communities safe.
The governor also said he extended his prayers and condolences to Cordova’s family and that the state mourns the officer’s death.