CJ Project: Death of Navajo Nation Police Officer

March 15, 2017 | by Mary Hudetz | Arizona Daily Sun

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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.