Sergeant Darrell Curley Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police EoW: Saturday, June 25, 2011

198451_198191416868832_100000339241838_607427_4611320_nNavajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

Sergeant
Darrell Curley

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police
End of Watch: Saturday, June 25, 2011

Biographical Info

Age:
Tour of Duty: 26 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: June 25, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Navajo Division of Public Safety
PO Drawer J
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: (928) 871-6363

Sergeant Darrell Curley was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance in Kaibito, Arizona.
The dispute involved a fight between two brothers. Another officer who had responded to the scene was also shot and wounded. Sergeant Curley was transported to a hospital in Page, Arizona, where he succumbed to his wounds.
Sergeant Curley had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 25 years and was assigned to the Tuba City District.

KAIBITO, ARIZONA (KRQE) – Navajo Nation police responded to a domestic violence call Saturday night that left a police officer dead.

A Navajo Nation spokesperson said that Sergeant Darrell Curley, who responded to the scene, was shot in the small community of Kaibito, Arizona south of Page. He was transported to a hospital in Page, where he later died.

Another officer was injured, treated and released from the hospital.

The Navajo Nation Leadership released a statement saying:

“Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim express their deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Darrell Curley. We will pray for the family and the Navajo police force. Every day it takes tremendous courage to go out and protect our citizens and we commend all Navajo Nation police officers for their distinguished service.”

Curley was with the Navajo Nation Police Department since 1985 and was recently a sergeant with the Tuba City District.

Navajo Nation police and the FBI are investigating the incident.

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1 Response to “Sergeant Darrell Curley Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police EoW: Saturday, June 25, 2011”


  1. 1 Pamela J Plummer July 3, 2011 at 20:21

    I was saddened to hear about the loss of Sgt Curley. I had the opportunity to work with Sgt Curley from 1985 to 1989. My condolences thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Sgt Curley


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