TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all state flags to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Jan. 9, to honor a police officer with the Salt River Tribe.
Officer Clayton Townsend was a 5-year veteran of the Salt River Police Department. He leaves behind a wife and 10-month-old child.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, he was struck by a car while on a traffic stop on State Route 101, near McDowell Road in Scottsdale, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 8.
Troopers are conducting an investigation.