Four people were Ki**ed by gunfire, including a constable, while they were serving an eviction notice in an apartment complex.
Constable Deborah Martinez was shot and Ki**ed on Thursday while delivering the notice in the Lind Commons complex in Tucson, Arizona. The other three individuals Ki**ed have not been identified yet.
The constable was carrying out the procedure around 11am when the shooting occurred.
Sharon Bronson, the chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, extended their condolences to Martinez’s family and said the news left them ‘heartbroken.’
‘Our County Constables perform a difficult and important job for the people of this County,’ the board stated. ‘They often encounter people at their most vulnerable and emotional, yet they all perform their duties with professionalism and compassion.’
Martinez was appointed to the office of constable in March 2022 after the previous constable resigned. She was planning to run for election to the position in November.
Martinez was an army veteran, and volunteered to work with homeless veterans. She also ran an adaptive golf program for veterans called PGA HOPE, the reported.
‘I joined (the Army) after Sept 11, and I just felt that it was wrong for me to sit at home when I knew that I could contribute,’ Martinez told the Daily Star after she was first appointed in March. ‘It’s the same thing with serving my community, I can see a need.’
Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick praised Martinez’s record of service, and said she was ‘heartbroken’ to hear of her death.
‘Deborah was a great public servant and notable advocate for veterans, may we honor her life and commitment to our community,’ Kirkpatrick said.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said that Martinez’s death was ‘felt across the state.’
‘Whether it was serving in the US Army or carrying out her duties as a constable for Pima County, she dedicated her life to helping others and her community,’ Ducey stated.
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