Phoenix Police Officer Cortez was shot and killed while responding to a call.
Officer Cortez was responding to a check cashing store. The store had reported two suspects that were trying to cash a forged check. As Officer Cortez entered the store, he was shot twice by the suspect. The suspect, a 20 year old male and his accomplice a 19 year old female, were arrested the following day.
The female suspect had Officer Cortez' handcuffs in her back pocket when she was arrested. She stated to investigators that she had them as a souvenir.
The senseless killing of a young Police Officer who left behind a wife and two young children. Why? What has our society come to? How can one human, so casually take another human's life away? In times like these one sees a community bond together.
After all is said and done, we shall not forget Officer Cortez and his family.
May Officer Cortez rest in peace and may GOD watch over his family.