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Family remembers fallen Navajo police officer


SHIPROCK – As Alexavier Yazzie stood in front of family members on Tuesday, he held in his hands the Marine Corps ribbons his father, fallen Navajo police officer Alex Kee Yazzie, earned during military service.

Yazzie, who was shot and killed on March 19 during a gun battle with a 26-year-old man near Red Valley, Ariz., enlisted in the Marines after graduating Crownpoint High School in 1992. He earned the rank of corporal before being honorably discharged.


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