Locals Remember Fallen Officer 11 Years Later
By Kristin Forbis, Jun 8, 2021
Monday, June 7th, marked 11 years since a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer’s life was lost in a car accident and local agencies and individuals took the opportunity to remember him on social media. Officer Joshua Yazzie was just 33 years old when the accident occured as he was responding to a call. The tribute to Officer Yazzie on the Officer Down Memorial Page shares that Officer Yazzie was driving near the Bottle Hollow Reservoir when he responded to a call to assist an ambulance crew. While en route, Officer Yazzie lost control of his patrol car. Tragically, he died at the scene. Officer Yazzie is survived by his wife and two children. He is remembered each year by countless friends, family, and fellow officers.