Police Officer Jair Cabrera
Salt River Police Department, Tribal Police
End of Watch: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Tour: 7 years
Police Officer Jair Cabrera was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Chaparral Road and Pima Road, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, at 3:05 am.
The vehicle pulled into a gas station near the border with Scottsdale city. A subject armed with a rifle exited the car, steadied the rifle on the roof, and opened fire. Officer Cabrera was struck in the head by one of the rounds before he exited his patrol car. Three subjects fled the scene on foot but were all apprehended.
Officer Cabrera was transported to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Officer Cabrera had served for seven years with the Salt River Police Department. He was survived by his parents, brother, and girlfriend.
Rest in Peace Bro…We Got The WatchDay is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.