Police Officer Aaron Peru
San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Tour of Duty: 1 month
Badge Number: T-129
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Incident Location: Arizona
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Officer Aaron Peru was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 70 near Safford. He had been directed by the shift sergeant to report to the police station prior to traveling to the police academy in Tucson.
A trailer being pulled by an oncoming vehicle broke free and collided with his car head-on, causing fatal injuries.
Officer Peru had served with the San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department and had been sworn in only 30 days earlier. He is survived by his four children and parents.