CJ Project: Death of Navajo Nation Police Officer
March 15, 2017 | by Mary Hudetz | Arizona Daily Sun
CJ Project reporter Mary Hudetz reports on Navajo Nation policer officer Houston James Largo, whose shooting death at the edge of the largest American Indian reservation in the United States is a tragic consequence of a tribal police department stretched thin. The Navajo Nation covers 27,000 square miles across New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, and has an officer-to-resident ratio that is half the national average. In addition, Navajo Nation officers respond to a higher incidence of domestic violence calls–statistically considered the most dangerous for police. Largo was en route to a domestic violence call when he was shot March 12, 2017. A five-year police veteran, Largo is being lauded for his dedication to his work. To read the full article click here.