Hot Desert, Cold Cases: Freddy Aguilarhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1512Police9/17/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/mQl78K5jzOQHot Desert, Cold Cases: Freddy Aguilar<div class="ExternalClass5931E72B8D3148DAA7C11FD158422ADF"><html> <em>The Phoenix Police Department is bringing attention to cold case homicides in a video series called "</em><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list%3DPLFNuct3MvVGawo0R67-EnAV04LGzM_VBl&source=gmail&ust=1598034015554000&usg=AFQjCNFclhV_Yd-mz2U4F-jCKvnbVr8u1w" target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGawo0R67-EnAV04LGzM_VBl"><em>Hot Desert, Cold Cases</em></a><em>." The series highlights the area's homicide cases that have gone unsolved. </em> <br> <br> <em>In addition, Silent Witness is upping the reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect/s of the crime. The reward will be $5,000 for the first four cold cases. </em> <br><br>It was August 28, 2010. 14-year-old Federico Aguilar—Freddy to his family and friends—had spent the night at a friend's house near 47th Street and Roeser Road when two suspects entered the home and started shooting.<br><br>"It hits you like a ton of bricks," Armida Rodriguez-Aguilar, Freddy's mom, said. "You just feel like, your heart just go down."<br><br>The suspects came in to the home around 4:30 a.m., demanding money and marijuana. Four people in the home were shot. As the suspects left, they attacked another person asleep in a car out front. Of the five injured, four survived. Freddy did not.<br><br>"I remember him complaining about his clothes," Armida recalled. "I called him a drama queen and he walked out. He closed the door. And I said 'but I love you.' And that was about it. That was the last time I heard anything."<br><br>Armida recalled the last interaction she had with her son—the middle child of her three boys. She called him the glue because he kept everyone together. She said she misses the little things  the most like him calling her 'Ma,' and spending time in the kitchen together—he loved to cook. <br><br>"If you've investigated one child death, you've investigated too many," Phoenix Police Sgt. Bryan Korus said.<br><br>Sgt. Korus was a homicide detective at the time of the case and remembers responding to the scene. The sergeant says they tried every route to catch these suspects from photo lineups to the Fugitive Apprehension Team, but this case has gone cold.<br><br>"Unfortunately, this will never be solved quick enough for Freddy's family,​ and that's primarily who we work for," Sgt. Korus said. <br>​<br>Freddy would have been 25 this year. Two tattoos on Armida's arm remind her of her son: a sketch of a favorite photo and a poem. She said she knows there are people out there who know what happened that morning, and she prays someone will come forward.<br><br>"In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same," Armida read off her arm. "It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. He left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you're always by our side. Our family chain is broken. And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again." <br><br><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>If you have any information regarding this case, contact Silent Witness at 480-Witness, or leave an anonymous tip on the <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.silentwitness.org/&source=gmail&ust=1598034015555000&usg=AFQjCNGD-YpoXGz7garayY2Zf5jdK1HaVA" target="_blank" href="http://www.silentwitness.org/">Silent Witness website</a>. You will remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.<br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Son of Fallen Officer Paul Rutherford Says a Needed Conversation Has Turned Ugly https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1498Police9/10/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/o-p_wEav07ISon of Fallen Officer Paul Rutherford Says a Needed Conversation Has Turned Ugly <div class="ExternalClass497F4DC29E5B4C02931CDFB4014D40D1"><html> <p> ​​​​"March 21, 2019 is a date that will forever be ingrained in my memory," Chris Rutherford wrote in <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2020/08/31/paul-rutherford-gave-his-life-serve-officers-arent-monsters/5638424002/" target="_blank">this AZCentral.com opinion piece</a>.<br></p> <p>It has been nearly a year and a half since Ch​​​ris Rutherford lost his dad. </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">"He was my hero, and a mentor to many of his colleagues," Chris wrote. "His name was Paul Rutherford, a proud 23-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Officer Paul Rutherford was killed in a collision near 75th Ave​​nue and Indian School Road while responding to a call. His son, Chris, is feeling that loss now maybe more than ever. </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">So he took the pain, and put it to paper in an</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> oped for <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2020/08/31/paul-rutherford-gave-his-life-serve-officers-arent-monsters/5638424002/" target="_blank">AZCentral.com​</a>.  </span> <br> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​"I provide this description and background about my father because in recent months, I’ve heard a lot of negative commentary about police officers," Chris wrote.</span> <br> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">In the article, Chris said a much needed conversation has turned ugly. Important discussions on racial equality have morphed into debates about "abolishing police departments and labeling police officers as abusive monsters."</span> <br> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">"My dad gave his life for that job," Chris said in an interview about the article. "And it's not right. It just kinda makes you think like what he died for wasn't important."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Chris acknowledges that every profession has bad apples, but he said to not hold the handful of bad against the whole lot.</span> </p> <p>"It's just a yelling match back and forth," Chris said of the current climate. "We're very close-minded to one another. And that goes for both sides to have an open conversation."<br></p> <p>Chris said he hopes this article, written by someone who has lost a family member in the line of duty, will provide a different perspective than the one commonly seen in the headlines, and maybe be a catalyst for those conversations he says we all need to show up for.</p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">"If we want to be better as a society, we must lead with empathy," Chris wrote in the article. "We must care for our neighbor. We must talk to each other — not shout. And most importantly, we cannot forget that there is much more that connects us than divides us."</span> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Hot Desert, Cold Cases: Nicole Aguilerahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1488Police9/3/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/xZhkpfNiyG8Hot Desert, Cold Cases: Nicole Aguilera<div class="ExternalClass657D2734FE354E9AA0C48BFBCA7350A3"><html> <p> <em>The Phoenix Police Department is bringing attention to cold case homicides in a video series called  "</em><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list%3DPLFNuct3MvVGawo0R67-EnAV04LGzM_VBl&source=gmail&ust=1598034015554000&usg=AFQjCNFclhV_Yd-mz2U4F-jCKvnbVr8u1w" target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGawo0R67-EnAV04LGzM_VBl"><em>Hot Desert, Cold Cases </em></a><em>." The series highlights the area's homicide cases that have gone unsolved. </em></p> <p><em> In addition, Silent Witness is upping the reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect/s of the crime. The reward will be $5,000 for the first four cold cases.  </em> </p> <p> "They told me my mom was in the casket," Vanessa Marquez recalls. "I just remember crying and trying to like put my hand out."</p> <p>Vanessa visits the grave site of her mother, Nicole Aguilera, regularly. In January of 1991, 18-year-old Nicole was killed<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>—​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>a homicide that has gone unsolved for nearly 30 years.</p> <p>"People call their mom on the phone," Vanessa said. "We've never been able to do that."</p> <p>Vanessa and her little sister Reina Salaiz have lived most of their lives without a mother. Vanessa was three years old at the time of the killing. She was living with her grandma. Reina, was only five months, and was in her crib in the next room over from where her mother was murdered. </p> <p>"The only thing that I know is that somebody heard me crying, and then they came in and got me," Reina said. "Sometimes I think I remember but then, I don't know. It could be just my imagination."</p> <p>Detectives report that in the early hours of January 17, 1991, neighbors heard loud voices coming from Nicole's south Phoenix apartment near 3rd Avenue and Buckeye Road. Later that morning, a crying baby was heard. That's when a neighbor checked on the apartment, and seeing the back door slightly open, entered to find Nicole dead. The baby, Reina, was unharmed. </p> <p>"This case drew my attention by the sheer brutality," Phoenix Police Detective Dominick Roestenberg said.  "Nicole was stabbed, according to the medical examiner's office, in excess of 90 times. Most of her injuries occurred in her face and her neck area."</p> <p>Detective Roestenberg said there was limited forensic evidence at the scene, and even less witness information, which makes solving this case a challenge. Detective Roestenberg said he has reviewed hundreds of cases in his career, but this one stands out.</p> <p>"It's hard to imagine stabbing somebody," Det. Roestenberg said. "But the fact that you can stab somebody repeatedly, over 90 times, especially in their face and their neck, just takes it to another level."</p> <p>Vanessa and Reina are now both grown. They are wives, and mothers themselves, but they said nothing replaces all the missed moments with their own mother, and they continue to hold out hope that the person responsible for killing their mom will be held accountable.</p> <p>"We were robbed of our childhood," Vanessa said. "It really affected us. It really did. Because a mom is something we still, to this day, need. And we don't have it."</p> <p>If you have any information regarding this case, contact Silent Witness at 480-Witness, or leave an anonymous tip on the <a href="http://www.silentwitness.org/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.silentwitness.org/&source=gmail&ust=1598034015555000&usg=AFQjCNGD-YpoXGz7garayY2Zf5jdK1HaVA">Silent Witness website</a>. You will remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.​</p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-Involved Shooting in Ahwatukeehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1484Police9/2/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1484/Critical Incident Briefing Graphic Twitter.pnghttps://youtu.be/bb3_tzeTnFQCritical Incident Briefing: Officer-Involved Shooting in Ahwatukee<div class="ExternalClass1A84AC1680794E75A4D5252DAD8DA66D"><html>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting that happened in the area of Warner and 48th Street on the evening of Wednesday August 19, 2020. <br><br>The suspect from this incident has been identified as 22-year-old Hannah Kyyitan.  <br><br>Before officers arrived on scene, a mental health crisis hotline worker called 911 to report an incident where a man had called them and was concerned about his roommate. The man said that his female roommate was in crisis and threatened him with a gun.<br><br>At this time, officers from the South Mountain Precinct arrived at the scene and met with the roommate and mental health workers to obtain information. One officer then spoke to Kyyitan on the phone, asking her to come out and talk to them. But Kyyitan refused to come outside or allow officers in.<br><br>Officers then spent about 30 minutes trying to speak to Kyyitan through the door of her apartment before they heard what sounded like a shot being fired inside of the apartment.<br><br>The officers spent an additional 20 minutes trying to talk with Kyyitan before she opened the door, armed with a shotgun. After giving several commands for the woman to drop the gun, she refused and swung the gun in the direction of the officer. The officer fired one round, striking Kyyitan in the arm.<br><br>Immediately after shooting Kyyitan, the officers immediately approached her, and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.<br><br>The Phoenix Fire Department responded, transporting the woman to the hospital where she was treated before being booked into the Maricopa County Jail for two counts of aggravated assault on the officers, and one count of aggravated assault on her roommate.  <br><br>The officer involved in this Critical Incident is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct and has 2 years of service with the Phoenix Police Department. <br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.  An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.   <br><br>Please be advised, the attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people.  Viewer discretion is advised.<br> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: August 18, 2020 Siesta Lane Death Investigationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1482Police9/1/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1482/Critical Incident Briefing Graphic Twitter.pnghttps://youtu.be/5Qh2UjStpp0Critical Incident Briefing: August 18, 2020 Siesta Lane Death Investigation<div class="ExternalClass134AE545A2D44F95939FC37D472E0EAC"><html>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing video from a case where a man receiving assistance from a school resource officer passed away on the afternoon of August 18, 2020 near 28th Street and Siesta Lane.<br><br>Since the officers involved in this incident are assigned as school resource officers, and do not have body worn cameras due to the sensitive nature of their work in schools with minor children. The attached video does not have body worn camera video and no video captured of the event.  <br><br>An elementary school employee observed a man, later identified as 42-year-old Darimiah Hand, wandering around the school parking lot and walking into parked cars. No kids were on campus, but the school was occupied by staff and the school resource officer. When the school employee asked Hand to leave, the man did not respond, or even acknowledge the employee.<br><br>The employee went inside the school and asked for assistance from the school resource officer, who then attempted to contact Hand. The officer asked Hand to leave the property, however, she said he appeared to have an altered or impaired mental state, failing to even notice her. Hand wandered off the school property and into the roadway twice without looking, nearly being struck by vehicles.<br><br>The officer was able to catch up with Hand and guide him out of the roadway and into a front yard of a residential home. He then walked into several objects, falling more than once. Concerned for the wellbeing of the man, the officer pulled him to a sitting position to keep him safe until the Phoenix Fire Department could respond to evaluate him.<br><br>While Hand was not under arrest, the officer placed handcuffs on him to prevent him from standing up and falling again. While waiting for Fire Personnel, Hand began to lose consciousness. A second school resource officer arrived, and the officers moved the handcuffs to the front of the man's body, positioning him on his side.<br><br> The Phoenix Fire Department arrived, and preliminary information was that Hand had a lethal core body temperature of 108 degrees.  A normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees.<br><br>Hand was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner.<br><br>The two officers involved in this Critical Incident are assigned to the Black Mountain Precinct as school resource officers. The first officer to respond has 4 years of service and the other officer has 16 years of service with the Phoenix Police Department. <br>An internal investigation by the Professional Standards Bureau into this incident is currently underway. Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Teenager Fights for Her Life in Unsolved Crime https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1474Police8/27/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/G8AkQ_uEj9oTeenager Fights for Her Life in Unsolved Crime <div class="ExternalClass08CE867644DD4F77A2210ED420ADBBDA"><html>"To think that if they couldn't bring her back, what would I do," Dekayla Love's mom asked through tears. "What would I do without my baby."<br><br>16-year-old Dekayla was an ambitious high school student taking college courses, while also cheerleading, dancing, and running track. But all of that is a distant memory now as Dekayla fights to even take a step on her own, after a near-fatal shooting. <br><br>"She wasn't even supposed to be alive, to be honest with you," Dekayla's mom said. "Cause when the paramedics found her, she was unresponsive and not breathing. <br><br>In the early morning hours of November 24, 2019, Dekayla and some friends were leaving a party in the area of 16th Street and Broadway. As their car pulled away, shots rang out—one bullet striking Dekayla in the back of the neck. <br><br>"You never think that this will be you," Dekayla's mom said. "You never think that this will be your child."<br><br>Mom said doctors expected Dekayla to be quadropolegic for the rest of her life. Dekayla was on medication to keep her heart rate up, fluid had to be drained from her lungs, she had a halo brace for her head. <br><br>But as time goes on, they are seeing glimpses of progress. Dekayla can stand on her own for short periods of time, and she can walk with help. She is literally and figuratively taking small steps forward, but mom said there are still so many steps to go. <br><br>"I am so angry," Dekayla's mom said. "I don't know what else to say to explain it. But I am angry. They took so much from her. They took so much from her. And I don't even know if they knew her."<br><br>Phoenix Police Detective Derek Thompson has been working the case since the beginning. He said they think the bullet in Dekayla's neck was not actually intended for her. But who the bullet was for, and who fired it still remains unknown. <br><br>Detective Thompson said they need help at this point to solve this case. He wants to encourage anyone who's knows something to say something.<br><br>"We're not worried about what you were doing down there that night," Detective Thompson said. "We're not worried that if you were there drinking under age or if you were using any type of illegal drugs, the only thing we're worried about right now is being able to solve this case."<br><br>"It wasn't her time yet," mom said. "She has so much more to do, obviously, because if she didn't, she'd be gone, she wouldn't be with us. But she has a purpose, and she has such determination to beat this."<br><br><p>If you have any information regarding this case, contact Silent Witness at 480-Witness or leave an anonymous tip on the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.silentwitness.org/">Silent Witness website​</a>. You will remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.<br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Guidelines for Public Demonstrations under the First Amendmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1472Police8/27/2020 3:08:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1472/Guidelines of Demonstrations Newsroom.pngGuidelines for Public Demonstrations under the First Amendment<div class="ExternalClassF58BF852E12346D395379D6257D97DA0"><html>The mission of the Phoenix Police Department is to ensure safety and security for each person in our community.  As we experience an increasing amount of public demonstrations, we want to provide the guiding principles we follow in our efforts to fulfill this purpose. <br><br>We believe that the safety of the community is improved when the police department and community groups work together prior to demonstrations.   As a department, we will work closely with organizers to make sure their voices are heard, their rights are not infringed upon and the entire group is able to stay safe as they peaceably assemble in First Amendment-related activities.  If necessary, we will attempt to reach out to demonstration organizers of record during the event if issues arise.<br><br>We recognize that everyone involved plays a shared role in that safety effort. To that end, the purpose of these guidelines is to inform the public about the respective rights and responsibilities involved during public demonstrations.  <br><br>Persons and groups engaging in First Amendment-related activities have the legal right to:<br><ul><li>Organize and participate in peaceful assemblies, including demonstrations, rallies, parades, marches, or other similar gatherings. </li><li>Conduct these assemblies/gatherings in designated public areas. </li><li>Express their political, social, or religious views. </li><li>Freely associate with other individuals and collectively express, pursue, promote, and defend common interests.</li></ul>As part of our duty to uphold the United States Constitution and the Arizona Constitution, the Phoenix Police Department recognizes that officers have the responsibility to protect persons engaged in their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.  Public safety is the primary mission of officers assigned to these types of events, and as a part of this mission, our officers will:<br><ul><li>Protect life and property. This specifically includes enforcing all applicable criminal laws under Title 13, Arizona Revised Statutes, and the Phoenix City Code.</li><li>Protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of those assembling and the general public.</li><li>Practice fair and impartial enforcement of laws, statutes, and ordinances.  </li><li>Adhere to the event Operations Plan, unless otherwise directed by supervisors. Expanded activity may be conducted without supervisory approval if officers identify criminal activity.  </li><li>Enforce reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions as discussed in the Operations Plan.</li><li>Communicate important messages using a PA system or Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD). The LRAD is a technological device designed to amplify sound over top of other background noises.</li><li>Take steps to ensure that members of the media with constitutional right to cover the event are kept safe.</li><li>Where deemed necessary due to demonstrations that may bring out people with divergent views, use barriers or other strategies to keep opposing perspectives separated in order to ensure everyone remains safe.<br></li></ul>In our effort to promote public safety while protecting the right of citizens to peaceably assemble, the Phoenix Police Department wants to inform the public about the following activities that pose a danger to officers and the public:<br><ul><li>Marching on the freeway or highway is prohibited under Arizona law and may subject persons engaging in this activity to arrest.</li><li>Committing traffic violations is prohibited.  Using a vehicle to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic is a violation of Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes. </li><li>Throwing projectiles, including water bottles, rocks, signs, bricks, etc., at any person or officer is prohibited under Arizona law and may subject persons engaging in this activity to arrest. </li><li>Interfering with or obstructing officers attempting to arrest persons involved in criminal activity is dangerous to officers and other persons who are publicly demonstrating. If a criminal offense has occurred, officers will work to identify those involved in the criminal activity for arrest.  They will also work to secure the scene to minimize further criminal activity that would threaten the safety of individuals or property. </li><li>It is extremely dangerous to officers and other persons publicly demonstrating when officers must wade into large crowds to deal with specific individuals. The Phoenix Police Department uses lawful measures that pose the least amount of risk to the public or to officers. </li><li>In the case of injury, fire or other medical emergency it is imperative that the Fire Department be able to access an area to render aid.  The Phoenix Police Department will take all necessary and lawful measures to ensure that can happen.</li><li>COVID19 is a medically verified threat to public health; therefore, all demonstrators are encouraged to wear masks, following the current City Council Resolution and a County Government Executive Order. It may be necessary for us to take steps to enforce other Executive Orders that have been issued by either the State or Municipal governments.</li></ul>The Phoenix Police Department is dedicated to continuous improvement.  We welcome your feedback on incidents of unprofessional behavior or acts that were helpful.  <a href="/police/resources-information/commendations-complaints" target="_blank">Commendations and complaints</a> can be filed online or by calling the police non-emergency number at 602-262-6151.  <br><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
Four-Legged Friend Carries On Legacy of Fallen Phoenix Police Officerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1471Police8/26/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/T_qyCQIg1pkFour-Legged Friend Carries On Legacy of Fallen Phoenix Police Officer<div class="ExternalClassE3642A92554447CEB3BA6579EC674147"><html> <p>Kristen and Dave Glasser had big dreams. The dog lovers were building a life together with their two young kids. Milo was the newest member of the family.<br><br>"We loved dogs," Kristen said as she fought tears. "We had plans some day to have tons of dogs."<br><br>But in May 2016, that dream was shattered when Phoenix Police Officer Dave Glasser was killed in the line of duty.<br><br>"After Dave passed, it was hard," Kristen said. "And two very large young dogs was a lot to take care of. I tried and tried and tried, but we moved to be closer to my family, which came with a much smaller back yard than he was used to. And it just got to the point where it was more than I could take care of by myself." <br><br>Kristen made the difficult decision to rehome Milo. She was put in touch with Myla Marovich, the Communcations Supervisor at the Phoenix Police Communcations Bureau. <br><br>Myla fell in love with Milo, and with names so similar, it seemed like it was meant to be. She took Milo into her home, and not long after, decided to bring him into the office.<br><br>"Milo became our support K-9 in March and that was kind of right at the beginning of things kind of turning to the hectic 2020 that we're in right now," Marovich explained. "It was perfect timing and right now, it means the world to all of us to have him here." <br><br>Milo was sponsored and trained through <a href="https://www.thefetchfoundation.com/" target="_blank">The Fetch Foundation</a>, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Once Milo had his K-9 Good Citizen certification, he started work at the Phoenix Police Department. Milo roams the Communications Bureau during the work week, giving and getting love —​ something he comes by quite naturally.<br><br>"It was just an amazing series of events that led him to be able to come back to the police family and do what he's doing here in communications by showing love that Dave Glasser was so good at to begin with," Marovich said.<br><br>This summer, Kristen and her two children reunited with Milo after nearly two years apart. One member of the little family reunion was so clearly missing, but Kristen said there is some comfort in seeing this story come full circle.<br><br>"You always want to find a reason for things," Kristen explained. "And just him, kind of finding his purpose through all of this, I feel like this is where he was kind of destined to be. And what he was destined to do. And we were just a little story along that way. And bigger picture for me, that just gives me hope that through all this, there is a bigger story being written. Giving him up was one of the hardest things I did, so to see that come into a positive thing is...it gives me hope that there is more positive to come." <br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice






Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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